Wednesday, June 3, 2015


We were driving along a long straight country lane at the weekend when Eliane shouted out FROG! and immediately slammed on the brakes. My eyes fixed on the tiny shape in the road as we drove over it but quickly looking out of the back of the car I could see it was ok.

 Eliane stopped the car exclaiming that she knew I liked to photograph frogs and so we got out of the car for a closer look. It moved towards the centre white line and then a large lorry came thundering along as the diminutive frog reached the centre line. Then another hop and another car and that was too close so we helped it decide to get to the edge of the road. It's a Golden Bell frog, an import many years ago from Australia and now they are doing better in NZ than in their actual homeland.