Jaws has returned. I keep calling him a 'HE', as he is awfully aggressive! Today, Friday, it is about 12 C., and pouring rain. (Yahoo!) I think the weather has turned. This past week, however, JAWS returned. With the cold, he will disappear into his hibernacula, his winter den.
We've gone from 17 frogs to 9. The numbers ebb and flow. We have totally sustainable numbers, lots of frogs.
The goldfish are indoors. I realized that I couldn't sustain the 27 babies, and put back 12 into the pond. That leaves 15 in the fish tank, plus the 9 adults, in the 60-gallon tank.
Despite having about 20+ goldfish, Jaws doesn't seem to go after them. It is curious.
This little leopard frog lost his foot to Jaws earlier in the season.
Then, the garter snake turned up! Annie found her. I moved her back into the forest, away from the cats. Dorah loves bringing snakes indoors. It is about 60 cm (24") long and a hefty brute.
Jaws from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Jaws, the waternake, is back! He took off the foot of one leopard frog this season. We still have 7 frogs in the goldfish pond.