We had been watching the tadpoles grow and had even swotted up on when their legs would appear and how long it would take before we had little frogs racing to freedom from the safety of their pond. Unfortunately as is often the case in life, there are those who lie in wait as sworn enemies. Enter Mr Snake who was seen slithering into the pond and then basking in the sun looking somewhat pleased with himself. The tadpole population is currently zero and the carp are starting to worry. Mr Snake has taken up residence in the compost where his wife/girlfriend/mistress has given birth to several eggs. We're assuming Mr Snake shed this skin, how he found the time we don't know!