Yellowjackets in a Frog
In mid-August, we visited a friend’s house in Sag Harbor. A lovely bronze frog held court on the deck railing.
But wait. What’s inside the frog? What the …?
Yellowjackets had colonized the interior of the frog, moving in and out of its mouth.
The poor creatures were waterlogged from recent downpours. Rather than trying to fly, they just crawled out and sat on the railing. I’m guessing they were trying to dry themselves out in the still-moist air.
The next day, the life-and-death insect drama continued.
Esau didn’t notice.
Nor did the dog of the house.
And I never did find out what happened to the yellowjackets. Life-and-death insect dramas go on all around us, all the time. This one just happened to be more picturesque than most.Explore posts in the same categories: 2012, dogs, Domestic animals, In the Country, insects, Seasons, Summer, Wildlife/Natural History comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.