There are clearly some local kids who are fans of old war movies dealing with POW escapes.
Inspired by The Great Escape?
So the AD and I got a cat – a two* year-old, recently neutered, black and ever-so-slightly white, tom we’ve called Poirot. He’s a rescue from Blue Cross (they called him Jetson). He seems to be settling in quite well, but for the sake of an easier re-homing I’ve kept the clicky-flashy camera gear out of the way for a day or two.
Given that there are oh so very few pictures of cats on the tinterwebs, I’ll probably be taking a few of him over the next while. As yet there are no blog-grade images of M. Poirot, so have a picture (pulled from the archives) of a random cat I saw about a year ago.
Cat (not mine)
* Best guess by those who guess best.
Cedrela odorata is used to help keep clothes in good condition when stored. It often comes in small cubes to more easily allow it to be stuck in dark corners of a wardrobe (the one pictured below was about 15mm-ish on a side).
I was out in my back garden earlier in the week, and I spotted the little fella below – this was lucky for him, as I would have stepped on him otherwise. ‘World Renowned Herpetologist’ is not something I’ve ever thought of putting on my CV, but I suspect this is an example of a common frog. As there was no clear view of where the nuptial pads could have been, I’ve no idea whether we’re looking at a male or female.
[Update May 5th, 2014 – this has been confirmed as a Common Frog via private correspondence. Thanks to those involved.]
Since I have a date and time for the appearance, does anyone know if there’s a crowd sourced frog tracking exercise underway?