I snapped a picture of this guy the other day and wondered if he is a frog or a toad. Because we live in Echo Hills, a fabulous neighborhood in Brecksville, OH, we see lots of nature's creatures milling about. The Cuyahoga River winds around us through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and we have numerous creek feeds from this wonderful body of water.
The natural ravines and wooded paths and glorious foliage is all around us and between the deer, the squirrels, the owls, the hawks, the coyotes, and the frogs, we have quite a time around here. Did I mention chipmunks, moles and bats, as well? I suppose when you look at it, it is all Mother Nature's territory, so all are welcome, whether some are more welcome than others!
Mind you, we also have quite a collection of dogs in the neighborhood as well. We have a black lab who loves to run the ravines and throw himself in any body of water he can find, whether it is deep or not. He also loves to meet all of his friends in the open field in the middle of our community and socialize. They usually all end up in the large fishing pond jumping in and running out as fast as they can. It is quite a treat to watch, unless you are standing in the direct path of one or more of them shaking off the pond water!
So, getting back to the frog/toad, what do you think? I will welcome any and all responses. Happy summer to all and make sure that you stop to enjoy Mother Nature's creatures at least once in awhile.
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