A True Frog Story !
While we were listening to and guessing who made those frogsounds a few weeks ago (fififi), my niece foned me. She had found a very strange creature in her kitchen, 3 stores high.
She knew I was "into" froggies that time and asked what kind it could be. Both been looking for info and we came to an identification.
It was a Pseudacris crucifer- Spring Peeper- Kruisboomkikker, originating from East Canada and North East USA!
A very small Treefrog just 3cm. With these nice special toes and it can make whistling calls.
Because she was going for a holiday, in 2 days, and I should look after her cat, she asked me if I would look after this new housemate too. I took it with me to my house for observation and a close monitoring.
I had to find the right food and to make a good living space.In a special shop I found the good sized Crickets and made in a plastic terrarium, with stones, shells, plants and some water, a home.
It is here now for several weeks and as far I can know in good health.
Some calls I found on the internet and maybe I will hear it, someday, in my own livingroom.
How it came in my nieces kitchen and here in the Netherlands? We will never know, I think.
Writing this, now, because froggies and toads are having a good springtime concert at Nkorho and this Spring Peeper I can see every day