Along with them, there are similar-sized baby goldfish. I've been trying to photograph them, and you'll just have to make do with the photos I ended up with, a bit fuzzy, but they are cute. You can see size comparisons to the full-grown and growing goldfish! I think there are 5 or 6 babies, but there must be more, perhaps 7. We'll go for that and see how many I bring in in the winter!
Then there are the froggies. I've had 14, down to 14, 13, then 12. I am up to 15 on Sat., July 30. I've regaled you (or grossed some out) with my baby watersnake saga. Sorry to those who don't like snakes.
It isn't the smallest snake I've seen, the one left I spotted on a canoe ride up Jebbs Creek last year (A canoe ride marathon: 9 km!). It was humungous. The older they get, the darker they get, I believe. I found one of a similar size, back in 2014. Look who was hiding in my dirt pile! I wouldn't of handled it if I knew it was a watersnake. They are so aggressive!
|watersnake in Jebbs Creek, 2015|
|the' back 40'|
Ta ta, snakie. Have a good life. It wouldn't stick its tongue out for me. :-(
I walked with it in the butterfly net, way to the back of the yard. We shall see...