Two days ago, I posted on the frogs in our garden pond. Yesterday, we had five wood frog males competing for one female in our little pool. At one point, I worried they would drown her – poor thing! Froggy love can be rather brutal!
My spouse was scandalized that I was taking pictures of their mating. “Give ’em some privacy!” Really, I think the concept of modesty is limited to humans. Animals don’t seem to be distracted from their urges to reproduce. My interest is purely scientific! I am naturally curious, like my fellow WordPress blogger Mary Holland, a naturalist who explores nature and all its wondrous goings on. Every day there is some new amazement to explore.
There are plenty of snickers and rude talk, or at least inference, going on around here from those less interested in the science and more in the sex part! However, I mush on undeterred, displaying for all the world to see, my study of ‘froggy porn’ as my spouse calls it!
Wood frogs (Lithobates sylvanicus)