Saturday, April 4, 2015

Re-emergence of rescued creature

Last week I posted about a preying mantis that I rescued from Chappie. Last night as I sat on the patio, I saw a flash of brilliant green. It landed on the ornament that Rina hung on the wall.
Prey Mantis 
I'm not sure if this is the same one...

When I put Eddie to bed on Thursday night, I noticed a movement. I turned on the light. 
A large frog! 

Earlier on that evening, Rina pointed out that there were birds eating the small berries on the white stinkwood trees. I focused and captured a thrush eating its fill. 
A regular visitor to our garden is this thrush
I loved this photo! 

I'm linking to Eileen's Saturday Critters Party here


  1. lovely berry eaters. i like frogs/toads. :)

  2. Delightful critters for the day, Jo!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

  3. You've got some great photos of the critters! All I ever see around here are ants and creepy crawlies under the cement pavers on the patio and the same 3/4 types of birds which I've featured before. That is one of the things I love about Africa. So many critters all over. Mind you, if I lived in the country there would be a lot more critters here too. Have a wonderful, blessed Easter. I hope you got my card. Hugs xx

  4. Hi Jo, You have alot of critters in your yard.... We have raccoons which come on our deck most every night ---trying to find left-over bird seed which was not swept up. (We put our feeders up at nights and sweep the deck.)

    Easter Blessings to you.

  5. Mantises are great, if a little other-worldly, I think its the triangular head!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. Great selcetion of critters. Love the Thrush adn that Frog could be a Toad. Have a Happy Easter.

  7. Hello Jo, wonderful variety of critters.. I have not seen a praying mantis in a long time, they are cool. Cute froggie. And I love the bird eating the berries.. Great captures.. Happy Easter! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  8. I bet it is the same one and i like that frog.. Happy Easter and have a wonderful week end

  9. Wonderful critters this week Jo!!

    Have a joyful holiday!! answer your question in my comments, the black bird with the bright red and yellow wings are Red-Winged Blackbirds.


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