Love in the Lake

Down in the Lake things are moving

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heads are surfacing

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limbs are stretched

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and the chase is on

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Once round the reeds

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and down to business

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Soon the shallows are filling up

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But the next morning there is evidence of casualties in the night

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These provide a good game of chase for the hens

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and swallowing challenges for the ducks

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We decide to use an infrared camera overnight to see who is attracted to this tender fare.

The frog eyes show up bright under the camera light

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First visitor of the night:

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Later, number two arrives

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and then the third diner

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Thankfully frogs seem to work on a theory of superabundance in their breeding so as to take their place in food chains seriously.

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