|Late yesterday, we had a classic unforecast major rain event. We were supposed to get a bit of rain, but nobody told Missouri City to expect eight inches of rain, and nobody told Pasadena to expect five inches. And what happens with this kind of unforecast event is many, many high-water rescues around Houston. |
Screengrab above and below from the Harris County Office of Emergency Management rainfall map (Flood Warning System).
|Things weren't as severe in the Clear Lake area, but we still got over two inches of rain in League City.|
Anyway, I prefer "toad floater" and so in honor of yesterday's surprise deluge, this post is dedicated to not a toad, but a related backyard amphibian.
Do you ever wonder what all those sounds are, those "creature noises" that emanate from your greater Houston / Galveston County back yard at night? Some of it might be originating with one or more of these guys:
|An American green tree frog. This particular guy had taken shelter in one of my gardening buckets shortly before all hell broke loose, meteorologically-speaking. Maybe he used his frog senses to deduce that the rain was coming and was hoping the bucket would fill up for him.|