Thursday, July 02, 2009

A Tadpole Named "Marvin"

We caught a tadpole near the beginning of June. We released him as a teeny tiny toad yesterday. Here are some photos. (By the way, I think he's a toad because he stayed out of the water once he got all of his legs. Can anyone tell me if I'm right?)

Marvin at 2 weeks - he just got his hind legs.

Marvin at 3 weeks - he actually grew his front legs while being transported to my mom's 4 hours away so she could watch him (and our dog) while we were in Oklahoma and Vegas. My mom said his tail was practically gone and he was sitting out of the water by the next day!

Marvin at 4 weeks. Can you believe how tiny he is??? He's about the size of a fly - maybe smaller. We released him back near his pond the day after this photo was taken. What a great experience watching this little tadpole change into a little toad!


live4evermom said...

How cool!

Dana said...

Oh, he is cute! How neat that you got to see him grow up like that!

Julie said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a very neat one here, love the nature pics. My kids were impressed with Marvin's transformation. :)

Robin said...

Awww! Marvin is so cute! Next year maybe you'll find some of Marvin's progeny in your back yard. Never know... could happen!

Mommy to One said...

What a great project!! I can't wait to do the same here!

Kristenph said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your nature photography is wonderful! I love close-ups like that.

Melissal89 said...

Marvin definitely looks like a toad to me!

It truly is a priceless experience to watch them change.


lahbluebonnet said...

These are really terrific pictures of such tiny things.

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