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Austin TX Wildlife - A Creature Around Every House

Austin TX Wildlife in and around new home communities is always interesting to see.

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Here is my newest find on our back steps.  There are two, but I couldn't get the other one in a good pose.

As you can see, compared to the penny, these are tiny little guys.  So cute.  Alyssa and I were poking them with blades of grass to make them hop.  Each time, Alyssa would say, "Ribbit ribbit."

Here are some of the other Austin TX Wildlife creatures I've found in and around my home.

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Comment balloon 19 commentsDonna Harris • October 15 2009 04:30PM


Donna, It is amazing how small they are and thanks for sharing that!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 10 years ago

Donna, That was a great idea to put the penny next to the frog so that we could truly see how tiny they are.  Thanks for sharing with us.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 10 years ago

Those are tiny little guys!  My boys would not let them live, they're too rough.  They're always catching frogs around our yard.  I think the frogs try to get away as soon as they see them coming!



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Wow, Donna, it's amazing that you even saw it!  He is so cute!

Posted by Lina Robertson, REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO (RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers) over 10 years ago

How did you even see these little guys, Donna?  Not only are they tiny, but they kinda blend into the background.  Amazing!

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Donna we have seen those and we call them tree frogs, They are always down by the lake. I hate to say but the fishermen use them for bait.

Posted by Carl Winters over 10 years ago

Hi Donna.  Great idea for a post.

Looked at your scorpion friend.  I would have freaked out.:)


Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 10 years ago

Hi Donna ~ That is amazing! And adorable.  He's the size of a spider - but much sweeter.


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago

Donna, that is the smallest frog that I have ever seen, it does not look to be any bigger than Lincoln's head on the penny.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago

Hi Donna... you should call Mutual of Omaha, because you have a Wild Kingdom going on around your house for sure.

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 10 years ago

Hi Donna,

Amazing creature!  He's a cute little guy!  Thanks for sharing!



Posted by Chris Minion (O'Brien Realty) over 10 years ago

Where the heck are the precious tree roaches? They're so sweet when they fly! Awwww, so cute. I have one that rests on my cheek when I sleep. Her tentacles feel lovely as they sweep across my eye lids at night. I'm getting goose bumps thinking just thinking about it.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) over 10 years ago

Wanda, Yes, they were tiny.

Gary, Thank you!

Kathleen, Alyssa doesn't know about torturing bugs yet.

Lina, I sat on the steps and noticed this spot of "mud" move.

Heather, I almost sat on one.

C & C, My house is not a tree... I think they live under those two steps off my back patio. The mommy toad has been around several times.

Ken, I DID freak out!  Found one a couple of weeks ago in my office!!

Liz, Did you see the post on the tarantula??  He's 1/50th of the size of a "spider".

George, They'll grow into big ugly ones my dog likes to play with.

Steve, No joke!

Chris, Thank you.

Greg, Ummm, NO!  Those aren't even "pretty" in any kind of light! I've had one crawl across my face when I slept before.  It was SOOOOO gross!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

Donna -- Cute photo!  I saw a few of those tiny little fellows around my pool and lanai this summer but never would have thought to have them pose next to a penny for a size comparison.  Very creative on your part!

Posted by Judy Kincaid over 10 years ago

Hi Donna - What a cute tiny little guy!  I couldn't resist pulling out a penny to get an even better idea of just how tiny, and it is amazing that you spotted them!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 10 years ago

How cute and so very tiny. Do you purposely go out and find these little creatures in Austin?

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 10 years ago

Hey, Donna. I don't think that I have ever seen one this small. Wow. Thanks for sharing, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Judy, Thanks!

Susan, Tiny, huh?!

John, Nothing is on purpose. They're all making my back patio their own little home.  They're coming to me!

Jim, I aim to please!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

That is the tiniest frog I have seen in a long time!


Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 10 years ago