For the love of amphibians!

Hulbert, OK(Zone 7a)

There seem to be many DGers who love frogs, toads and other amphibians.

For those on dial-up, perhaps a new thread is in order. And what better way
to spread the good word about frogs and toads? :-)

Post your hoppity little darlings here, please?

KM

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

My frogs are so annoyed with you, Wuvie. I had to run out and bother them for fresh photos. ;)

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Peek-a-boo!

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Glamour shot:

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 8a)

I just discovered this little guy this morning. He's about an inch long, and is either the product of the adult bullfrogs we have in our pond, or perhaps one of several tadpoles we relocated from a friends yard (he discovered them in a small tub of water).

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Cute pic's everybody.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

This one has had enough of the heat!

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 8a)

Beahive -- if I could be reincarnated, I'd want to be a frog lucky enough to live in your pond. They all looks so happy and healthy, and are so very photogenic!

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

The tadpole is unaware of what is above him.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Thanks JlJ.. Plenty of room the more the merrier!

Raleigh, NC(Zone 8a)

This may be a silly question, but what happens to a tadpole's tail once they get their legs? Does it shrivel up and "get sucked into it's body", does it fall off? I just thought about that looking at your last picture.

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

It gets hidden away in their body.They will have a little nub once they are old enough to go on land and it finally just becomes a bum!

(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

You always have the bestest frog pics, Bea. Your frogs are supermodels! :)

Raleigh, NC(Zone 8a)

I quite enjoyed your "glamour shot" pony! :)

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

I hope to write a book one day using their photos or maybe just a coffee table book of photo's. Will see what the future brings.

(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Ooh, that would be so cool. :D

Just went out to get fresh photos. They're being so cooperative now that I have the umbrellas shading the pond.

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

You can't see me- I is camouflaged... isn't I?

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Hulbert, OK(Zone 7a)

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

What a cute shot! :D

Hulbert, OK(Zone 7a)

Just take the picture, already.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

How cute. Did he/she react to it's reflection?


Taking a few laps in the pond.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

and a few more to keep my girlish figure!

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Time for a break..the life guard blew the whistle.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Think I will get something from the snack bar.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Did somebody say snack time?

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Gosh its hot!

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Heehee. Water Hyacinth makes a great parasol! Great photos as always, Bea. :)

Hulbert, OK(Zone 7a)

LOL...we keep finding them in our Hyacinth as well.

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Hulbert, OK(Zone 7a)

Eating fat-free mosquitos helps keep the waistline down:

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Denver, CO

I'm an urban gardener who has set up a pond, not still water. Has a "bubbler" and next year a waterfall. I want frogs & toads but haven't a clue where to obtain "starters". I do not want to remove them from their wildlife habitat. Is there an online source for these critters?

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

This place sells tadpoles not sure what species they are. You may wish to ask so they will not eat any local frogs. How long has your pond been in? Give it time the locals most likely will come.
http://www.tricker.com/prod-p-tadpoles

Raleigh, NC(Zone 8a)

I purchased bullfrog tadpoles from my local nursery, but we also had 3 bullfrogs just show up one day last summer, and they returned again this year. You know the expression -- if you build it, they will come! :)

Deer Park, IL(Zone 5b)

WUVIE: Feed that frog something-he's anorexic! LOL!

Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS(Zone 9a)

Good Gosh, Im gonna have to start packing a camera around outside with me.. Mine all roam free. lol.. Hop Hop Here and and a Hop HOP there, they are everywhere at times.. And at night the bayou is full of song.. Hmm I do have one picture I took last year, I will have to search for it.. It was so cute.. He just sitting in a rain pipe.. I guess he lives in there???

Anyhow.. Thanks everyone for posting the pictures..

(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Wuvie, that frog looks like it's been doing waist training with corsets!

Here's this morning's stalking results:

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

One more:

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Raleigh, NC(Zone 8a)

Just snapped a picture of Bud ... lounging in his pond without a care in the world! It almost looks like he's straddling a small stalk of the iris.

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Iris? You mean the froggie couch! Great photo. :)

(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

Double feature! :)

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(Pony) Lakewood, WA(Zone 8a)

*dies from the cuteness*

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