August 22, 2011
Sometimes, when it just rained, and you go to take a walk in High Park, you can see a multitude of frogs climbing out onto the sidewalk, for reasons I cannot fathom. They prevent the human visitors from stepping as carelessly as they normally would, and keep nearly getting under the wheels of bicycles. Some of them are tiny, while others are more imposing.
One of these frogs had decided to expand its horizons and learn more about the world, and so he decided to go beyond the boundaries of the pond and its immediate surroundings. He made it out onto the road. We really didn't want to think that the life of this potential prince might end under the wheels of a car, and we decided to organize a rescue.
The people passing by would stop for a moment to give us advice on how to capture the frog, and where to move him. It wasn't that easy to catch this creature. He kept jumping this way and that, fearing for his life; not realizing that saving it was exactly our objective. Having utilized the suggestions of all the passers-by, we finally caught the frog and carried him away from the road. Overall, it was quite fun.
The last time something similar happened (except involving a cat instead of a frog), it was a few years ago, and you can read up on it here.