Should have got this up yesterday as was my intention but time got tight and I missed. From a close encounter of the Lithobates catesbeianus kind, here is an American Bullfrog in a mud puddle near Hop Brook in Amherst.
Getting this close is sometimes difficult but often not so much. It takes a slow approach from eye level or below. Many of a frog’s predators, such as herons or egrets, strike from above although snakes do take them as well. Many years ago I saw a frog under a bush and grabbed my camera. As I got closer and focused I noticed the frog was surrounded by a snake’s mouth. As much as I like frogs, I do also like snakes and decided that it was not up to me to interfere with nature…not that I could have got the frog away from the snake.
So this turned into a Saturday two-fer. Happy weekend all. 🙂