In early October we took some tadpoles inside and had them living in a glass bowl on the kitchen table - a chance to see them more regularly and take some better photographs.
This tadpole (we think it's a spadefoot) is just starting to get legs - they are sticking out just above the faeces captured on its way out at the same time. The mouth is open and you can see the row of dark teeth around the edge. The green thing in the background is a pea!
and this is one of the same tadpoles after it has grown front legs, and absorbed much of its tail. It is sitting on a limestone rock. The insect we put nearby for food but didn't really see them eat any - which is why we released them down at the dam after a while. Didn't want them to starve!
We went on to release these frogs down at the dam (Oct 17). This one is feeling proper land for the first time, after experiencing a glyphosate container and a glass bowl with a limestone rock in it as 'home' for the last month or so.