Look who came to dinner

We had an unexpected guest for dinner last night.

On these hot evenings, we’re eating dinner out on the side porch, which catches the sea breeze from the front of the house. It has glass louvre windows all round, and clearly the gap is wide enough to allow visitors….

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Ribbit….

This little fellow is a tree frog, somewhat out of his comfort zone. He’s about 6cm (2½”) long and seemed quite unafraid when I came at him with my camera. Even the flash didn’t alarm him.

The nightly frog chorus is getting louder. Hopefully it means there’ll be some rain soon…

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12 thoughts on “Look who came to dinner

  1. anne54 says:

    A welcome dinner guest, but cooking for him may be a little difficult!

    • katechiconi says:

      We have plenty of bugs out there at night. I think that’s what may have attracted him. Mozzies for the starter, and giant grasshoppers nearly as big as he is for the main course….

  2. pattisj says:

    What a cute little visitor!

  3. What a perfect guest – he even eats the pests!

  4. EllaDee says:

    I love frogs, and our are welcome visitors although it’s somewhat alarming when they hitch a ride on your back… frogs do seem happy enough around humans, and I hope they herald rain although the forecast Nov – Jan is for hotter dryer than usual…

    • katechiconi says:

      We have similar, although cyclone season is almost upon us, and all bets will be off then. The frogs have a cool, green, shady haven to retire to, which I’m careful to keep damp at all times. Which reminds me: must remember to ask the MIL if she’ll water the vegies while I’m away…

  5. Carole says:

    He’s beautiful 🙂

  6. Kirsten says:

    Just as well you weren’t eating frogs legs for dinner . . .

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