Friday, January 21


We have these diminutive croakers in the backyard of our home here in southeastern Texas. Maybe the swimming pool attracts them. I suspect it's more the lush landscaping and the heat and oppressive humidity found in this part of the country in the summertime. I can vouch for the coqui's sleep-disturbing, high-pitched shrieking. My wife thinks they're cute, however, so she made me return the giant anaconda I bought from a black market pet dealer.