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Lucky's Pond: Hangin' Out [Explore #33]

Lucky's Pond: Hangin' Out [Explore #33]
Can you think of anything nicer than relaxing at a cool pond on a hot summer day? This darling froglet shows us how it's done in fine style! The temperature here is between 85° and 100° F (30°-38° C) from July through August, but in Lucky's Pond, the water is probably about 70°-76°. I specifically placed the pool under the Oak tree near our front door so it is shaded for most of the day. This keeps the evaporation and heat down but they still get some sun shining on the pool for those who want to work on their tanning! :D

Can you believe that this little guy is only about 1/4" in size?! So cute!! When he grows up, he will be up to 2" from nose to urostyle (hind end). Pacific Tree Frogs are a bit smaller than the average size of frog, which is about 3"-5" from nose to urostyle. The largest frog in the world is the Goliath Frog from Cameroon, Africa, which can grow to be 13" from nose to urostyle! The world's smallest frog is the adorably tiny Paedophryne Amauensis from Papua New Guinea, and at full size is just a little larger than this Pacific Tree froglet at .30" or 7.7cm!!

More fun froggy facts tomorrow, along with another picture from Lucky's Pond! :)

By the way, I've uploaded two other pictures today and I hope you'll visit them too!

Thanks to all of you who have visited and have left comments and favorites! I try to go to all of your pages within a day or two and is a highlight for me to see your beautiful photography! :)

Explored on August 9, 2011. Placement at #211.

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