Two full days spent in the forest with one main thing in mind- frog catching from the creek. Unfortunately, California has seemed to have lost most of its frogs years ago. We had them when we were kids but I haven't seen a frog in over 20 years in dear ol' Cali. But they got frogs here! And I hate to say it, but this was my girls' very first time ever to catch a real frog in the wild. Tadpoles galore when in Japan, but no grown ups. A few years ago I cheated when we built a toad home and I knew Mr. Toad would not find his way to his lovely new home, so I actually ordered some online and put them out in the garden without being seen. Sad, but so effective! They were so happy to find not one but three frogs out in the garden in the morning.
A froggy kind of hug.
And yes, they did offer this huge thing to the frogs though he was nearly as big as the frog.