Last summer we took a vacation to a lake in NY. I brought home some tadpoles and set them free in my pond. I wondered about them through the winter. In late spring I did a post about putting in a new fountain in the front pond I was cleaning out the pond and just about jumped out of my socks when I found two HUGE tadpoles. I wondered, had the ones I brought home turned into frogs and then had enough time to lay eggs.
Well after a visit to our local nature center I found out the toads take up to two years to turn from tadpoles to toads. All right then, I've got toadpoles :) I was still very excited.
A few weeks ago I was adjusting the fountain and something jumped from the side into the water. Yeah! They turned into toads. I have since seen both of them.
I am so excited about these little guys I can't get into my car w/o peaking over the hedge to see if they're out sunning themselves.
Are they cute? Or is this the face only a mother could love?....