Here's what one of these little amphibious dudes looks and sounds like up close:
It sure was a pain to track him down. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) maintains a call database of frogs that are found in Texas:
|Screengrabbed from this website.|
It's amazing to me that they can so obviously flourish in what were designed to be (and which usually become) dry-bottom retention ponds. But it's been a good year for rain, and rain is what frogs need to thrive.
|Screengrab from the site for MD6282, which is the weather station operating from inside Centerpointe. According to this site, we've received 49.78 inches of rain so far in 2012, and we still have one quarter of the year to go. Contrast that with the 31.08 inches we received in all of 2011, which was the Year from Hell.|