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A froggy would a-wooing go!!

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    Default A froggy would a-wooing go!!

    Again--my son's pond not mine.
    #1 is the old man of the pond & #2 is one that is half his size either a female or younger guy.
    There was another one a few years ago that he found dead with a small bird caught in his throat!He was a huge one too like the 'old man' who likes to hang out in the greens (#1 pic)
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    I love frogs.

    The old man looks like he has "issues".

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    Stop projecting Kev...

    Jane, are they very noisy at night? I want frogs in my pond, frogs and fishies... Course, I don't know if I want frogs so big that they can eat babies (we have dingos for that) but ones big enough to get rid of the mozzies.

    So, do I buy frogs or do they just happen?

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    Now Tim, let's not start something we can't finish.

    It's been my experience with frogs that you can't' just put them there. They have to want to be there and find it all on their own. A couple of times I've started with tadpoles in the pond and as soon as they got their legs and could jump, they were gone. I was rather insulted by that 'cause I think they could have been quite happy in my little pond. I'm sure those little jerks just ended up as squash marks on the road somewhere since there isn't another body of water for miles around me. Justice!!

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    The ones here just happen, and they can be very noisy. We have one of those big ones too; when I first heard him carry on, I thought one of the cows from next door had gotten stuck in a hole.

    What's a mozzie?

    Never mind. Mosquito, yeah?

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    Mercifully, I don't have to worry about bullfrogs like the majority of y'all do. They are really a problem because of their size. I read a rather sad story, years ago, about some lady who released some bullfrog tadpoles into her pond. They got huge and started eating her cats (well, a *slight* exaggeration LOL) and a whole bunch of other critters she would never have believed them capable of eating. (I rather think the biggest ate the others, but I may be wrong about that...)


    In then end she took the remaining one to a natural water hole nearby and released it. I've never heard of any similar problems with any other species. I echo Kev's comment about them needing to want to be there.


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