Friendly Frogs

Get a load of this little guy!. For reasons known only to himself he decided to land on my shoulder and calmly sat there while Jo took a photo ... happily things like this aren't all that uncommon round here.

I'm always rather pleased when any animal considers me part of the environment - although it could just be a case of familiarity breeding contempt eh?

With frogs under threat world wide - the highlighted section below is a real worry - imagine a world without frogs ... in the immortal words of Bart Simpson, that would suck AND blow!.

just hangin'

[Tasmania] A potentially lethal frog disease, the chytrid fungus (pronounced "kit rid"), has been discovered in Tasmania, and now occurs across much of the State. The disease has been implicated in significant declines and extinctions globally - currently one third of all amphibian species are considered threatened worldwide.

Chytrid infection has spread widely in habitats associated with human disturbance. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is still largely free of disease. Although infected frogs are rarely observed in the wild, the disease can lead to abnormal behaviour and posture. If you observe such signs, please report it to Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on (03) 6233 6556 or more info on the website at Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania