Monday, 26 January 2009

YET ANOTHER BACKGAMMON COMPETION IN AZOGIRES

Yes a third competition for this Winter! They can't get enough of it! Backgammon is running in their veins and there is nothing they can do about it.

First prize Winner was David Hale from the UK, second prize went to Suzy from Germany - you may all know her from the Palechora Camping Restaurant - and third prize, finally an Azogirian, our very own Horst Schaab. At last, after what seems like an age, (well it would if you spent your time watching people play backgammon) Azogires has a Champion!

The night before the backgammon, Mr Arthur Jarvis, an Azogires resident, was walking down the dark road when he noticed something jumping in front of him. Not knowing what it was, he immediately he took a defensive position as he was trained to do in the Military, and it came out from the shadows...............It was a Frog.

He aproached and realized that it was not like other frogs we have, so he picked it up and brought it down to the Cafe.

Anybody any ideas as to what sort of frog it is? If you do, please let us know.

PS. The frog was returned to the bushes where it was found.




























1 comment:

Jenny N said...

Bufo viridis,Green Toad

Bufo viridis is a toad found in mainland Europe, Asia and North Africa. They live in many areas, including steppes, mountainous areas, semi-deserts, and urban areas. There are variations in the colours and patterns of these toads across their range. The spots are usually anything from green to dark brown and sometimes red spots appear, too. Most toads have white or very lighly coloured stomachs.

The toads eat a variety of insects and invertebrates, mainly crickets, meal worms, small butterflies, earth worms, moths, beetles and caterpillars.

These toads will change their colour in response to heat and light changes. The Green Toad has glands behind its neck that secrete a toxin when the toad is threatened. Female toads are larger than males and can lay 9,000 to 15,000 eggs at a time.

For detailed information about Bufo viridis visit: http://amphibiaweb.org/cgi-bin/amphib_query?query_src=aw_lists_genera_&table=amphib&where-genus=Bufo&where-species=viridis