Thursday, 17 January 2008

Spawn

After reading Paula's entry, I was a woman on a mission. I hadn't spotted any jelly in the ditches in the last few days, but then I hadn't truly been looking. On the lunchtime dog walk I checked all the slow and no-moving ditches; the ones that merely trickle rather than cascade. And there it was. A first clump of frog spawn; massive, undeniable evidence of amphibian sex, the whole thing one big wet patch. It glistens and winks with promise, each of those black dots a potential tadpole.
So, it's official x 2. The frogs are at it in Devon.

6 comments:

paula said...

Spawing all over the place! Ta ever so for the link.

KAZ said...

Oh - No NO NO - time to stay inside and bolt the doors.
Or get treatment for my Batrachophobia

Mopsa said...

Yes Paula, they do it here, they do it there....in Regent Street and Leicester Square...(well, no, more likely Hatherleigh and Exeter but it doesn't scan so well).

Kaz, you have taught me a new word. But honest gov, the stuff quivers but it doesn't move, so you are safe.

mutterings and meanderings said...

God God Mopsa - their Northumbrian cousins haven't even woken from hibernation yet, never mind thought about getting it on ..

mutterings and meanderings said...

Or 'good god' even ...

Mopsa said...

M&M, if you peer under a lily pad you never know what they might be up to.