Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tadpoles are strange little creatures..

If you are like me, and not a tadpole expert, you might think this little guy was dead. If you saw him standing on his head, you might also think this. However, that is not the case..and this is apparently normal tadpole behavior. They have almost gotten themselves flushed a few times....only to move at the last minute.


  1. thanks for the little lesson!
    if we ever have tadpoles i will know not to flush:)

  2. Yep, I'm sure I would've flushed it if it looked like that. Good thing to know otherwise.
    A few months back my teenage daughter came to me concerned about her gecko. It was on its back with all four legs up in the air, similar to your tadpole. It wasn't moving so we assumed the worst. It came thiiis close to being buried but my husband felt a small amount of movement just in time. He gave the gecko a bath and it returned to normalcy.

  3. little creatures are weird. These tadpoles actually FLOAT upside down, but they are not dead lol!