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Man Finds Adorable Animals Hiding From The Hurricane In His Wind Chimes

ryan.ford 6 Sep 2019

Patrick Smith of Belle Isle, Florida is a savior to an adorable group of tree frogs, and he didn't even realize he had rescued the little amphibians until he decided to put his wind chimes away ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Newsweek reported.

Patrick says that frogs have been known to crawl up the side of his house and into his wind chimes in the past.

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They have sticky feet, and "they can climb up and over almost any surface," so when they want a break from the weather, be it wind or sun, Patrick will sometimes find them ten feet off the ground, in the tubes of his wind chimes. "These frogs like to sleep during the day in dark, secluded places," he said.

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However, on this particular occasion, things were a bit different.

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And he suspects the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian played a big role. He says that, when putting the chimes away, he noticed they "sounded a bit dull," and so he looked inside and found frogs looking back at him. Lots of them.

"We had never seen so many frogs in the chimes at once."

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As he explained on Twitter, he relocated the little guys to a more appropriate spot.

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"All the froggies are safe and accounted for!" he tweeted. "They found spots to hide deep inside the leafy palm fronds behind our backyard pond!"

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And, as fortune would have it, Florida was spared from the worst of Hurricane Dorian.

Still, it's pretty cool to see how nature knows when it's time to take shelter without the benefit of any meteorologists or Doppler forecasts.

Check out Patrick's video below!

h/t: Newsweek

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