|Is that a leaf in the water bowl? Nope, it's a Rio Grande Chirping Frog.|
|Rio Grande Chirping Frog floating in dog's water dish - Just his nose above water.|
|Released onto moist soil, Rio Grand Chirping Frog is the brown spot in the center of the photo.|
It was my turn to find a frog in the dog’s water bowl. (In my last post, I wrote that Tom B. found a Green Tree Frog in his kitchen, soaking in the dog’s water dish.) A little Rio Grande Chirping Frog was in my dog’s water. He hung below the water’s surface, floating with only his nose sticking in the air. I thought he was dead, but then I saw him kick one leg. He did not move when I slid my hand underneath him. The water bowl was deep and had steep, slippery sides. I bet he couldn’t climb out after he’d enjoyed his swim. I carried him outdoors and placed him on a seed starter tray. The native green milkweed seeds I planted there are not doing much, but the chirping frogs like sitting in the moist soil cups.