frogs and crabs galore…

I’m not trying to freak anyone out by writing about weird animals or bugs, but it wouldn’t be right to not tell you about the frogs and crabs, that are enjoying their freedom these past few weeks. Where do I start? The frogs, well… actually toads. Only seen at night , especially on the main trail, through town. There are many types and sizes. It always makes me laugh, because they don’t know what to do when they see you, so they mostly just freeze and then when you get close, jump, often the wrong direction and right at you. Our bathroom is their favorite hangout. Guaranteed, I can find five big toads in there, right now. We have white walls and they love to catch bugs that fly into the wall and “splat” caught by their fast action tongue. As far as I’m concerned, go for it, Sapo’s! have your run of the town, for a week or two.

Even more delightful are the crabs. They are everywhere. I’m serious everywhere! Every move you make, causes them to scurry with a clicky little sound. Every year, close to the first rains they easily out number the locals here. Here is a letter from my friend Deb, written at the peak of the crabs in town.

It’s all part of the adventure. Dealing with frogs and crabs is simple! Use the same technique as with bugs … just wave your hand and push them out of your path and go on your way.

One Response to “frogs and crabs galore…”

  1. Janet McClain Says:

    Hi! Janet McClain here. I am enjoying your writings, which I have only recently discovered. My husband and I just spent a heavenly week at Majahuitas, next door to the town of Yelapa. I am a biologist and enjoyed the unusual wild life there. Once we got home I began pouring over the internet to discover what the animals we saw – actually were. A funny story: One evening I picked up an ordinary toad. He sat placidly in my hand, blinking his big, golden eyes at me. I am especially fond of them. The women staff at the resort began to scream and run away. I thought to myself, “This is an interesting place. You swim with 20 foot rays and have arachnids the size of a person’s head…and you think toads are frightening?” Anyway, thank you for sharing your pictures and experiences with the public. I can’t wait to go back to Mexico. What a lovely place.

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