At night when you're roaming the backstreets of St Thomas - you might hear a bit of chirping going on. It's just some amphibians gettin' froggy.
The frogs here make an awful lot of noise. It's a tropical island so you might expect tropical sounds. I just didn't expect so much of it coming from the frogs.
We've kind of learned to imitate the sound. It gets a bit addictive. Sometimes I think they even talk back. Could be the rum talking though - but who knows.
One day we were sitting out on our patio having an afternoon reading and relaxing and one of these green hoppers came right up to say howdy. He was about as big as my hand - or maybe I was just a little startled and my eyes went wide as saucers. He was friendly and ended up clinging to the patio doors for about an hour or two before we decided we wanted to go in.
Once on his own I guess he thought that was it... the party was over. He wandered on his way. Neither of us was worse for the wear. Nice to have friendly creatures around. They kind of light up your life a little.
Don't worry - I didn't try to lick his back or anything strange like that. I just left him be. We have to get along with our neighbors. I wouldn't want them questioning my sanity any more than they already do.