My puddle had come back!
Well, half my puddle anyway. But my puddle has been missing for months and months.
I don’t know where it disappears to, but it does that a lot.
It just gets up and leaves. And then it shows up again when it feels like it.
So the next day I was really curious.
Would my puddle still be there, or not?
I found the strangest thing when I got to the puddle spot.
My puddle was still there…
but it had been invaded.
Dozens of tiny tadpoles filled my puddle.
Swimming, wriggling, and darting all over the place.
I tried to stomp them out…
but there were far too many of them.
They filled every little bit of my puddle.
I went back the next day not knowing what to expect.
And you know what I found?
No puddle, no tadpoles, nothing.
My puddle had fled and taken the tadpoles with it.
I thought I might find one or two tadpoles wriggling around in the dirt, but there were none.
Then today when I went back I found the puddle again. Even bigger than before.
But the tadpoles were nowhere in sight.
I have enough trouble trying to figure out where my puddle goes when it leaves…
But where in the world would a puddle take tadpoles?