Manvel, Texas, United States
Posted Jan 05, 2019
One day when I was little I was in the yard while it was particularly wet, I saw some baby tadpoles in the water. I was so excited that I just had to show my mom who said that we could catch some and take them inside to watch them. I loved the idea and so we did just that. We were careful to get water from the ditch so it wouldn't have chemicals and found out that we could freeze some lettuce in ice cubes and then drop in part of a cube every day for their food. That was it! It was super easy and watching those little tadpoles swim around entertained me for hours. We only 'cleaned their water once, replacing it with cleaner water from the ditch, and when it got close to time for them to get their legs we put some rocks in so that they could climb out. Then one day a looked and there where baby toads hopping around on the rock! It was amazing to watch and something I will never forget. As they climbed out of the water and got their land legs we let them go into the yard. Though it has been years since we did it every time I see a toad in the garden I wonder if I have met it before or one of its ancestors.