Roda’s Critter Connection – More Frogs

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Let me introduce the Amazon milk frog. You have to look carefully because they really do blend into the background with their milky complexion.


Roda’s Critter Connection – Monday, March 12, 2018

….thanks to Roda for hosting Roda’s Critter Connection

Every Monday Roda invites all of us to post our favourite photo of a critter. It can be large or small, creeping or crawling, flying through the air or just posing for our cameras.

This week I’ve chosen a photo of an exotic frog. I went to an exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington and was fascinated by the variety of frogs one can find in the world. Most of them sat very still and the waxiness of some made them appear fake or plastic. All of them blended into their environment really well and you had to really look to find them, even the really colourful ones.


Roda’s Critter Connection – January 15, 2018

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This is my pet budgie that I’ve had for at least nine years. He was a class pet. The kids named him Snowball. Last summer his partner, Shadow, who I adopted at the time passed away. She was a feisty bird who fought off Snowball’s advances all those years. I didn’t relish having baby birds, so I made sure that there was never a  box or any kind of nesting material in the cage.

Snowball is beginning to show his age. I’ve never owned budgies that lived this long. Most of them, if they died naturally only made it to six or seven years. The guy in the pet store told me that they could live to be 10 years old.

Snowball wasn’t exactly thrilled about me taking his picture.fullsizeoutput_6c35



Roda’s Critter Connection Challenge – November 27, 2017

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I went back to my photos from my last Toronto Zoo visit. I loved this amazing Red River hog. They can be found in west and central Africa, as well as Madagascar.