I was emptying the rubbish the other night and as I turned to go back into the house, and I noticed an intruder sitting on the window sill.
It was dark, but from its shadow it looked like just another cane toad. So my immediate thought was “how did it get up there?” Cane toads are not best known for their climbing or jumping skills.
You see, I often come across cane toads outside my house at night time, adult cane toads can tend to be nocturnal. I think they have realised it’s less likely they’ll be hit with a golf club when it’s dark. But I’ve never seen any other kind of toad or frog on my land.
So I went to grab my camera to take a photograph of the cane toad world’s equivalent of Edmund Hilary. I was still “in the dark” as I took the shot…..
And that’s when I realized this was no cane toad mountaineer, but a green tree frog. “But how can you tell the difference, BobinOz?” I hear you ask.
Well, let me help you out.
You will notice from the above picture of our green tree frog that he is……
- Button nosed
- Smiling (he is smiling!)
- Wide eyed
And now the cane toad………
- Boxers’ nose
- Psycho eyed
- Wart covered
- Toxic killer
I’ve written about both of these creatures before, so you already know that we love green tree frogs in this house, but this is the first one to “intrude” on our premises. He’s welcome.