My Late Night Visitor by STHogan
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I had a surprise visitor late last night. She didn’t actually come inside the house.

I hope she found what she was looking for at my place and I wonder if I’ll see her again some time soon. I only got a photo of her belly as a memento of the event.

I hope you enjoy her too. Sightings of Green Tree Frogs are very rare around my place these days.

My practical painting tutors include people from the Flying Art School (1978 to 1981), the Studio West End (2004 to 2010) and the Brisbane Institute of Art (2008 to 2011).

I began printmaking in 2004 at the Studio West End, then started again there in 2006.I have done it constantly since 2006 at either the Studio West End or the Brisbane Institute of Art.

Darkroom techniques were obtained from the Brisbane Institute of Art beginning in 2009.

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  • Ron Co
    Ron Coabout 3 years ago

    Like this they are sweet, finding one in a glass of water as you are about to drink it is a bit harder to handle, fond memories of my time in the NT , living in places with only kerosene lamps and the likes , night time was real fun time , toss in scorpions, centipedes 10 inches long, preying mantis big enough to grab you around the ankle etc -ah fond memories LOL Oh yes grasshopper legs on the lips is another one to try to forget , you have no idea how spiky their legs are until you accidentally kiss one !

  • Thanks for the comment.

    I know what you mean. I always check the jug before I boil it to make sure there is no frog in it. I found a tiny tail-less gekko in the electric jug a few days ago. I suspect he’d had a near miss when he lost his tail and was hiding in the jug thinking it was safe there. I managed to get him out – I don’t know if he survived long term though as I haven’t seen him again.

    Another favourite spot for frogs to hide is in the toaster.

    There are so many things to check before you do what you want to do just in case something may have set up home there since last time you used the item.

    My worst experience by far happened in Cairns when I found a huge green frog had been cooked in the bottom of my dishwasher. I couldn’t remove it and went next door and borrowed a teenage boy to rescue me from my horror. He couldn’t see what I was concerned about. I still have chills when I think of that one.

    – STHogan

  • Ron Co
    Ron Coabout 3 years ago

    I knew teenage boys had a purpose just forgot what it was LOL
    Could have been worse , the blender and a nice drink would be my concern , did I mention we get bats inside the house down here in Tasmania, I had flying foxes when I was in the NT, they are huge up close, memories of mosquito nets and flailing limbs as I tried to catch them or chase them out

  • We have flying foxes around here and up on the Atherton Tablelands too. I also see lots of them in Brisbane. No bats at my place though. I did have a close encounter with one when I was a teenager and staying at a cattle property near Hughendon. I will always remember that one – I vaguely think I recall something about a net being involved there too but it wasn’t my net and I didn’t touch the bat or the net.

    – STHogan

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakabout 3 years ago

    thats such a great shot……the “from below” perspective really makes it

  • Thank you for looking at it and commenting.

    When I first saw the frog, I was so surprised as I hadn’t seen one like that for months and at first I thought I wouldn’t be able to get a photo as I could only see the underside of the frok, then I thought that seeing the underside so well was actually an opportunity too good to miss – so I grabbed my camera and started clicking. I ended up using the first one I took.

    – STHogan


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