In every part of the US, there are critters native to whatever area you're in who, at certain times of the year are in abundance due to environmental conditions or change of season. I've discovered that here in West Texas--it's FROGS! I have an army of frogs in my back yard (and up until now, I never knew a whole bunch of frogs was called an "army")... They are tiny--some about the size of a dime, some about the size of a quarter, and a few more like a 50 cent piece. They're harmless and they're cute--but they are also a nuisance. First-because I am an animal lover and I don't want to step on them or hurt them! I accidentally rolled over one in the driveway leaving for work the other morning and discovered the carnage later that afternoon when I got home. I was so sad.

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They're very tiny and fragile and squishy. And there are a TON of them everywhere. Even when we walk the dogs in the neighborhood--especially after a rainfall--they are all over the sidewalks. I have to be careful mowing my grass in the back yard because they are literally everywhere. I grabbed the picture above from the rock bed next to my driveway where this little guy was hanging out. Anyone know why they are staying and not moving along to the next yard or neighborhood, or to even wetter land? Drop a comment below and tell us if you have them too and what, if anything, you're doing to scurry them along out of your yard. It's a struggle to get my dogs to leave them alone! Appreciate the help!

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