Sunday, May 31, 2015

Getting Caught in the Act

It was kind of an embarrassing moment.
I was taking my dogs for a walk around my neighbor's pond after it rained....
when I saw this.

What the.......????
The first thing I thought was "Oh, that's so cute!"

But then I looked closer and the look I got was, "B*#c* what are you looking at?"
Opps, I guess I caught these guys in an intimate moment.

Actually, according to my research (of course being a teacher I  wanted to know what was "really going on") my smart phone informed me this is called "amplexus". This is when the male "hugs" the female and waits for her to lay eggs so he can fertilize them.....ain't that somethin'? 
Learned something new today!
I wanted to ask the male if he preferred older female toads.....I mean he looks kinda 
young.......or maybe she is like a cougar toad.....just sayin';)


Angie- ALSO's Cakes, Pastries and More said...

Haha I was like- that sure is a small male, WTH is going on there... lol I like the cougar toad remark =)

Camryn said...

Arrrgh, memories of gross toad orgies in our pond. The frogs fine, the toads mating in the water soooo creepy!

Kristi Z said...

Angie....Hi there!! I know...I thought the male was her kid at first... lol!

Susan.....toad orgies??? Yuck!!