POTD: Creature of Habit

Creature of Habit
Bozeman, Montana
2021

We finally got around to cleaning up our pond, clearing out about 70% of the pond scum and 50% of the cattails that were taking over. I figured this little frog I’ve seen and photographed before would still have plenty of pond scum to rest upon while waiting for lunch to happen along. It turns out that, rather than locating on one of the larger expanses of scum still remaining, it chose this little bit of pond scum that happened to get left behind from a large mat I removed. That wasn’t too surprising as, as close as I can tell, it’s the exact same position he could usually be found on when the larger mat was there. Every morning as the sun comes up, we can generally count on spotting him once again in this same place. I guess it’s his/her spot.