Rana esculenta

This page “Miscellaneous” gives me the opportunity to talk about something different from the usual insect macros.  Today I want to show a nice green frog (Rana esculenta) that is living in our backyard pond. I heard it several times during the last weeks but never managed to see it longer than a tenth of a second…. Today it was enjoying some nice weather while waiting for bugs to fly by and it was quite cooperative when I wanted to take its portrait…

So here is Mr (or Mrs) Frog, from The Netherlands.

By the way: Rana esculenta means “edible frog”, which is also its name in English… I prefer to call it “groene kikker” (green frog). No way I want to eat such a nice animal (or any other animal).