Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ranines and Pteropines

We had some interesting wildlife in our garden yesterday. I was mowing the grass and found this very handsome guy, we believe he's a Northern Leopard Frog.

And I saw this little chap on our driveway. Certainly not handsome in the classical sense of the word, but he's ever so cute.

When we found him, he was still clinging to his dead mom. We don't know what happened to her.

We call him "Bram". He's not much more than about an inch and a half long.

We have been feeding him kitten formula (You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find bat milk!) with an eyedropper.

Pteropine is to "bat" as feline is to "cat";
Ranine is to "frog" as canine is to "dog".


  1. I LOVE this post!!! Ranines and Pteropines rock! Glad the frog didn't get mowed. And so happy to hear the bat baby made it through the night :)

  2. What cute critters! Love that baby bat. :)