Aug 262014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 17

Aug 8, 2014 – Carrollton, Texas NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] It’s time to check in on our rapidly growing Mute Swan cygnet once again. The juvenile swan is 16 weeks old as of this report and very nearly the

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Jun 162014
 
Mute Swan – Nest 2014 Update 12

Dateline – June 13, 2014 NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First | << Prev | Next >> ] I am really astounded by how rapidly the little Mute Swan cygnet is growing these days. The young swan is rapidly gaining on his mother in size, but he still

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Oct 312013
 
American Bullfrog - Cool Wet Night

The cool wet night brought this big male Bullfrog out of the water and onto the grass near Carrollton’s Blue Trail. Photographs courtesy of David Mimlitch. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the American Bullfrog: The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus), often simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is

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Jul 172012
 
American Bullfrog - Medieval Knight

These American Bullfrogs were observed just outside of Medieval Times in Dallas, Texas. Medieval Times is an entertainment venue that is styled like a castle of old. There is a pond around the entrance that functions as a “moat” for the castle. After dark, the waters of this moat come alive with huge American Bullfrogs.

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Jul 082011
 
American Bullfrog - Texas Sized

I found this American Bullfrog hunkered down under some bushes on the side of my house. It was a surprising find. It is my understanding that bullfrogs require a sizable body of standing water in order to thrive. There is no body of standing water, of any size, closer than approximately 200yds/183m from my house.

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