Friday, June 27, 2008
This is a Marmot
They're cute and chubby and often sit by the side of the road watching cars, or running right in front of them. They sound a whistle alarm sometimes, and if you make the right "Chitchitchit" sound you can engage them for a while.
Some are quite dark and others very golden.
This is a hungry frog.
The first few weeks she hibernated and didn't eat any of her crickets. Then she woke up and ate a week's worth in a few days. I've been wandering around with jars, scoops and bait, trying to locate wild crickets. Turning over rocks and logs, with no luck. I've even set a cricket trap with bread and cheese under a log but I bet the neighbor's dog finds it first.
If I don't find a tasty bug tonight we'll have to drive to Montrose tomorrow, which is a long way to go to feed an old frog.