Always in Wanaka during the summer we do the annual tadpole hunt. The lake is so high this year that last years swamp is no longer, so we had to find the new home. We only had to listen and we could hear the croaking of the frogs which led to the best places to find where they are.
The best catching equipment is the kitchen sieve combined with a plastic ice cream container. Before you knew it we had 146 tadpoles according to the kids.

Presently they are outside in a bucket but what are we going to do with them? The children want to go and add them to pond that is closer to town but I am wondering if this will do something bad to the ecology of the pond. Maybe I will be taking a late night visit to West Wanaka to set them free.

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