We’ve not checked the tadpoles in the ditch recently, but the other half reported yesterday that there were lots of tadpoles in the pond. Lots and lots of tadpoles. Lots and lots and lots of tadpoles. He then went and ferreted out his camera and dashed out again which is an unusual enough occurrence that I decided to go up and have a look.
By ‘lots of tadpoles’ what he hadn’t quite managed to convey was that the surface of the pond was basically fizzing with them and that the margin of the pond was now about 90% immature frog by volume.
This is one of those cases where a picture might speak a thousand words, but nothing really beats a video
I don’t think we’ll be risking swimming in there any time soon. And what do tadpoles eat, anyway (apart from unwary bloggers)? From what we can see it would appear to be ‘unhatched tadpoles’. It’s a frog eat frog world out there you know…