This week we went hiking at the Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Of course I spent the majority of the time being completely distracted by the most giant tadpoles and frogs I've ever seen in the wild. I'm talking Goliath (our frog who was adopted by the Schlotz's when we moved) Pixie frog sized. I also almost stepped on a giant water snake that was well hidden in the grass and was too fast to get a picture of. The best part is that I almost stepped on it, but it went after Colin :)
(click on the images to see them larger - especially the panoramic)
|The view from the castle|
|A giant frog in the water. They were everywhere!|
|It's tough to see, but there is a log in the middle covered in a bunch of turtles.|
|Attack of the giant tadpoles! There were regular sized ones too, but they're so small you can't even see them in this picture!|
|The pond where all of this awesome stuff lived.|
So that's it for now! I'll be sure to update as soon as we have more news. Like I said before, our cell reception is horrible, and we never know when the internet is going to be working, so if you tried to get a hold of us and couldn't, I'm sorry!
Do you have any suggestions of what we should see while were in Connecticut? Is one SUV better than another? Leave any insight you may have in the comments!