Down in the Lake things are moving
heads are surfacing
limbs are stretched
and the chase is on
Once round the reeds
and down to business
Soon the shallows are filling up
But the next morning there is evidence of casualties in the night
These provide a good game of chase for the hens
and swallowing challenges for the ducks
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
First visitor of the night:
Later, number two arrives
and then the third diner
Thankfully frogs seem to work on a theory of superabundance in their breeding so as to take their place in food chains seriously.