Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bullfrog update: Interdepartmental collaboration

For those of you following the progress of our Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) after his recent leg surgery .... He is holding steady, eating regularly and beginning to act like a Bullfrog again. He is not completely out of the woods yet, but if attitude means anything, his prospects looks good. On Tuesday, 'Romeo' as he was named by Val (his original rescuer and Curator of Aquatic Ponds) underwent his second surgery to attempt to heal his poor leg. This time, staff and volunteers from the Conservatory, Conservation and Horticulture departments all contributed to Romeo's recovery (photos by Julia Rittenhouse).

Val comforted Romeo, as I held the light while once again, Gene did the hard part. A concerned Anthony wanted to be there and make sure Romeo pulled through ok ... and he did!

Romeo is quite a trooper, and again, he seemed to know we are trying to help him.

This afternoon, and Anthony is feeling good about Romeo's progress.