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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2010
6:43 PM

Post #7722446

Thought I should start a new topic about our frogs and their antics.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #7722453

So far I have 4 frogs who have made their appearance known. Here is one beauty.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
11:52 AM

Post #7727583

I am so excited to report that my 4 young bullfrogs survived our crazy, cold winter. Three of them are very shy and jump right in when I walk up but "Bubba" (yes, I named him!) just sits right there and watches me. He's so docile I had to actually nudge him into the water so I could plant something in the pot where he was sunning.

This past weekend I bought 4 more tadpoles so I should have a pond full of frogs by summer time! I hope I don't regret having 8!

I'll try to post a picture of Bubba to share.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7728428

Can't wait to see Bubba. This little one was enjoying the moss carpet today.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 22, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #7728432

This is my largest one so far this year.No comparison to Big Mama last year. RIP.

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MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

April 22, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7728468

Woke up to 3 lotus buckets full of frog eggs. I'm really hoping that none of them are Cuban Tree Frogs, an invasive species here in Florida. With the unheard of freezes this year, they believe the CTF population will be down (along with Iguanas and Boa constrictors) as they are all south American species. I really am hoping for green tree frogs! I saw a place online that sells leopard frog tadpoles, and very much want some!
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
7:14 PM

Post #7728676

Here's Bubba, catching some sun today...

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 22, 2010
7:15 PM

Post #7728680

Another...

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2010
7:19 AM

Post #7729715

Bubba is beautiful. Looks very healthy & happy.
parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2010
11:43 AM

Post #7745582

Here is one of my frogs that has fallen for the rubber frog next to the pond. I call him pygmalion...lol

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parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2010
11:56 AM

Post #7745602

One more...here are Fred and Ginger...lol

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #7746197

Great looking frogs you have there Parrotma! Here is a couple of mine the other day.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #7748072

LOVE the pictures!!!!
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2010
9:12 AM

Post #7748337

I only have toads at this point, and yes...uhg...another set of Cuban Tree frogs. I heard that the abnormally cold winter here this year froze out the invasive species, but much to my disappointment, when I heard frog chatter around my pond and went to look, it was those nasties, doing the nasty. So a yard full of the bad guys again, to eat up all the good guys. :( poo
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2010
2:30 AM

Post #7750390

Lovin' all your frogs! So here is a dumb question... I have a small pond now, we live across the street from a river here in SW Colorado. How do I get some frogs in my pond? If I go for tadpoles, won't the fish eat them? How will they survive the winter? Is this even possible if they have a lovely river to live at across the street?

Okay, that was several dumb questions... but I'm hoping all of you frog people can educate me!

Brenda
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2010
6:48 AM

Post #7750760

Most likely the frogs will find your pond if they want a quieter place to live. You can relocate tadpoles but just be sure they are bigger than the fishes mouth! LOL. My daughters friends brought me some that needed relocating last summer. They grew and survived but flew the coop in the winter. They go where they want! Hope some come by to vivit your pond. They are so fun to watch.

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bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #7750937

Well, I'm starting from scratch this year, so I'll be adding probably just some small feeder goldfish, so maybe I can find some tadpoles that are bigger than the fishies mouths! I've not had frogs in any of my ponds, and I'd love some!

Brenda
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 30, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7752655

Here's a frog I found in a bouquet of iris I cut out by my pond last night. My co-workers and I were stunned to hear a bullfrog croaking coming from the bouquet and when we investigated there he was resting right inside a pink iris.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #7752672

How sweet and what a surprise that must have been.
kjuddy
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 30, 2010
6:24 PM

Post #7752682

I think this may be a tree frog and they supposedly give out their mating calls from bushes and trees before moving to a pond so I guess he was waiting to breed in my pond but now he has found himself miles away:( He was quite content for the whole afternoon but I couldn't bring him home with me.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2010
6:35 AM

Post #7753769

Here is a link for all the frogs of Arkansas. I bet you will find him there.
http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/Frog/HomePage
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2010
8:04 AM

Post #7756742

Sweet!
parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2010
7:35 AM

Post #7759780

He kind of resembles a toad more than a frog, but then again, the photo is a little fuzzy. Anyway, bet it was quite a surprise!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2010
7:32 PM

Post #7768068

Managed to get a few frog pics between rain showers.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2010
7:33 PM

Post #7768073

This is a small little fellow.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2010
7:34 PM

Post #7768078

This one was swimming across the pond and I surprised him.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2010
7:35 PM

Post #7768081

He turned around and swam to the opposite side of the pond from where I was standing.

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parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 6, 2010
5:33 AM

Post #7768785

He are sooooooooo cute! What kind of frog is he?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #7768907

All my frogs are bull frogs. :)
melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 6, 2010
7:08 AM

Post #7769033

Found this fellow in a potted grapefruit tree this morning. On my deck which is about 6 feet off the ground. Not sure how he managed to get there because it's quite a long way from the stairs and ground.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2010
7:22 AM

Post #7769073

Cute!
parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 6, 2010
8:04 AM

Post #7769168

He must have had "high hopes!" Very cute!!
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #7769312

All so cute!
LouisianaDene
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2010
9:51 AM

Post #7769428

I'm so glad there are others, like me, that love frogs. I created a water pond in a pot on the patio and this is what I found in it (pic below). He's been there for a couple of weeks now so he may make it a permanent resident. At night he sits on the waterfall in my pond. I guess that's his night on the town.

~Dene :)

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LouisianaDene
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2010
9:53 AM

Post #7769430

Here's another of him...a cajun frog.

~Dene

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2010
9:55 AM

Post #7769433

He is very nice looking! Great shot!
LouisianaDene
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7770177

Here he is on the waterfall. Looks like he's loving it.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 6, 2010
4:30 PM

Post #7770353

It like a froggy jaquzzi! Great shot!
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2010
9:41 PM

Post #7774216

Here's Bubba. He's the only one that will let me take his picture!

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2010
9:42 PM

Post #7774220

Bubba has started venturing out of the pond - onto the rocks. So far my dumb dogs are oblivious!

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2010
9:43 PM

Post #7774221

He looks like he's smiling in this one.

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parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 10, 2010
5:16 AM

Post #7779547

Bubba is a handsome lad--looks pretty happy as well... (-;
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2010
10:22 AM

Post #7789920

Catching a few rays

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2010
10:23 AM

Post #7789922

This one loves to sit in the pot of Iris.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #7789923

He thought I would not see him hiding.

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parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 13, 2010
12:47 PM

Post #7790310

This little guy still has his tail attached.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2010
5:18 PM

Post #7793370

This one was trying to climb up on the lily pad. Not big enough yet to hold him! Funny to watch!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2010
5:18 PM

Post #7793372

Same frog near the bank of the pond.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2010
11:03 AM

Post #7800985

I love when they just hang out on the surface of the water. Those legs look like a human just treading water. So cute!!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2010
12:10 PM

Post #7823189

Chillin today!

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #7859295

Bubba - dreaming big

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2010
6:47 PM

Post #7859666

I love Bubba! This pic is of a frog that showed up today. It is hard to see in the picture but he is huge. Hope he sticks around and eats lots of bugs! Looks like he has not missed a meal!

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Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
8:37 AM

Post #7863546

Here is Jabba..

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Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 6, 2010
8:38 AM

Post #7863552

And here is his girl Anna Nickola

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2010
10:15 AM

Post #7866910

Man, he is HUGE!

It still amazes me that all of my other bull frogs are so shy! Bubba is the only one who we get to see. I do have 3 or 4 green tree frogs that my DH is ready to shoot! One of them was on the porch last night and I had to go and track him down and return him to the pond with his buddies. They are SO loud!! But I love them!! One of my daughter's friends was spending the night on Sat and wanted to know if we had ducks!!! She couldn't believe that was a tiny frong making that noise!
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 7, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7868388

Mine will eat grubs from forceps. They are not at all shy. I'm always sticking a camera in their faces. I keep hoping my neighbors never complain!
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #7869551

Ooooh! I'll have to find some grubs for Bubba! I bet he'd LOVE those!
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 8, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #7871041

I see the tadpole have developed tiny back legs today!

I get grubs from the compost pile. I think they are the other form of those metallic green fig beetles.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2010
6:28 PM

Post #7871066

Cute tadpole. It is great to watch them grow.
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2010
7:35 AM

Post #7872144

Isn't it just absolutely amazing that this little thing has to live in water and then it changes to breathing air??? I've got 3 or 4 fat tadpoles in varying stages of transformation.
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2010
8:22 PM

Post #7877492

It is very cool! Life is amazing!
gailelaine
Baylis, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2010
5:24 AM

Post #7886864

I just dug my pond this spring. So far I have what I call a bubble gum frogs, leopard frogs, bull frogs a million tadpoles! And the tree frogs!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 14, 2010
5:58 AM

Post #7886937

Nice! You must be doing something right for them to come in droves!
melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2010
7:08 AM

Post #7887116

Gray Tree Frog, these guys sure are loud for being such little things

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 15, 2010
6:33 PM

Post #7891975

I can count of this little guy to be hanging out in a pot of Iris's every day.

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allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 16, 2010
10:07 PM

Post #7895794

Wow, love the frog pics...my frogs appear to be very shy. I hardly get to see them now that I've moved them out of my classroom and into my pond at home.
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 17, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #7896317

Feed them grubs and snails and that should change. My frogs love food!
allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 17, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #7897598

Do they like the snails in the shell?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 17, 2010
3:31 PM

Post #7897602

With some butter,parsley and garlic! Escargot!
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #7904301

Yes, the shell. I just throw the snails on a plant on the edge of the pond and the frogs eat them. Usually the frogs hunt on the hill behind by pond and really control the snails in the yard. Right now though my frogs are singing. I see a new patch of eggs from last night. So they seem to focus on staying close to the pond and protecting their area. They eat snails shell and all. Koi love snails as well. Though that is a rough death for the snail.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

June 20, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7906384

Wow I love frogs, and you guys have a good assortment of them, even naming them. I will have to find a name for mine.
I don't know if I got a boy or a girl. Any way to tell?

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

June 20, 2010
7:18 PM

Post #7906401

I overwintered this one and a friend of his/hers in a Rubbermaid tub along with my fish in the garage last winter. My pond is not deep enough to keep fish or frogs in. The ground was already frozen by the time I emptied it to get the fishes, and the 2 frogs were in there with them.

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allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2010
7:21 PM

Post #7906412

Do they eat aquatic snails?
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2010
9:26 PM

Post #7906606

If the ear and the eye are the same size I've read that the frog is a female. If the ear is much larger than the eye it is a male. Only Male bull frogs sing. I had apple snails now I don't. I have saw one of my Bullfrogs eat A BIRD. I've read they eat mice, birds, lizards... I don't think they care . If it moves, bull frogs will try to eat it.
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2010
8:29 AM

Post #7907335

My mom was over her neighbor's house last summer and was watching a little bird on the edge of his pond when all of a sudden, his big bullfrog jumped out of the water and gobbled up the bird! She ran to the pond but he had taken it down to the bottom and was gone. Oh well, it's the food chain in full motion! Glad I didn't see it though...
Ravens444
Mission Viejo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2010
12:44 PM

Post #7908059

I hear you! I love nature but at times it is horrifying!
allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 21, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #7908733

"Nature, red in tooth and claw," as quoted by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #7911621

Two frogs under water seeing who can hold their breath the longest.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #7911624

Of course the bigger one won! This one looks tired from all the water sports today!

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melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2010
8:10 AM

Post #7913215

Another gray tree frog

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7917652

The grey tree frog is so cute. Here is my big guy enjoying some sunhine yesterday.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2010
8:19 PM

Post #7934432

Swimming with the fish

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2010
8:20 PM

Post #7934440

Trying to get away from all the fishies.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2010
8:22 PM

Post #7934449

Hanging out on a lily pad...just chilling..I love summer time!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2010
8:23 PM

Post #7934454

Working on my tan.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2010
8:25 PM

Post #7934458

The frog that loves to hang out in the pot of iris was enjoying the sunny but cooler temps today.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 1, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7936551

Interesting frog pics, Bea. They look so content in your pond.
Melsalz, I love your grey tree frog. I've never seen any tree frog. They look so tiny.

Here's one loving the lily pad.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 1, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7936562

Among the flowers. I almost missed it in there.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #7936729

Nice frogs you have there Burn...

microb

microb
Mountain View, HI

July 4, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #7943418

Here is one of our frogs. I maintain the ponds and plants, my wife takes the photos

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #7943549

Microb, Very nice picture. Your frog looks very content on the lily pad.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 4, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #7943693

Great picture microb, you guys have a really nice arrangement.;)) I'm sure your pond must be looking pretty nice too.

He love hanging out in the calla lily pot.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2010
8:40 PM

Post #7954039

An evening swim after a very hot day .

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2010
8:24 PM

Post #7971760

This frog was treading water while holding on to a strand of rush.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2010
6:43 AM

Post #7975100

Getting ready to dive into the pond.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2010
6:44 AM

Post #7975102

He thought he was well hidden.

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turttle
Chapel Hill, NC

July 20, 2010
4:27 PM

Post #7984223

Most of the photos are of adults, so I thought I'd add one of the little ones. My yard is literally awash in these little guys, who emerge in waves. Most of the ones that stay around on land are the toads, which this one is, and the tree frogs take off up into the vegetation. Apparently leopard frogs stay near the water source for awhile after they emerge as well, but most of my little ones look like toads, at least once they get big enough to tell! I've found toads less than a centimeter in size on the other side of my house from my pond, so they sure travel fast.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 20, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #7984754

Cute tiny little one he is, Turttle.
Love your frogs Bea.

I haven't seen my frog for the last couple of days. don't know if the cat did something to it, or he just needed some friends.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 20, 2010
8:20 PM

Post #7984759

under the lily pads.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2010
3:43 PM

Post #7986642

This guy has been looking for love all summer. He croaks and croaks with no response so far from any of the local frogs. Until today.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2010
3:44 PM

Post #7986647

This little lady was strutting her stuff close by.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #7986651

About 20 minutes later I went back outside and this is what I found. Back Inside now to give them some privacy!! LOL!

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2010
3:02 PM

Post #7988878

WOOHOO, I have frogs again! We have had frogs in this pond for a few years now and last winter the pond froze over solid. Come spring I found several dead frogs and there weren't any living ones to be seen. Well, just the other day I noticed some activity and I am happy to say that there are frogs once again living in this pond.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2010
3:04 PM

Post #7988882

I saw at least two maybe three of them. Just so happy to have frogs back at this pond again.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 22, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7989089

Congratulation on the new comers Holy. They sure are a pleasure to have around. Hope mine shows up again.
Ooh Bea, looks like love is in the air.

My lost little buddy.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2010
10:13 AM

Post #8000133

When do the bullfrogs start croaking? Bubba is a year and a half old - of course he could be a she.

While cleaning out some excess letuces from the pond the other day, I scooped up 4 itty bitty treefrog tadpoles. They were soooo cute!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
12:33 PM

Post #8000365

LOL, The tree frog mate in our swimming pool. Last week we were moving frogs eggs to one of the ponds. Not sure if they will turn into tadpoles or fish food. Our tree frogs always live in the pool area and are very friendly. We had 4 of them in there the other day.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
12:34 PM

Post #8000367

Such a surprise to me that they come every year.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #8000368

The Grandchildren just love seeing them.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
12:36 PM

Post #8000370

And swimming with them.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #8000375

We do limit how much touching they can do. Don't want to stress the frogs.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
12:39 PM

Post #8000381

Who knew what a great fashion accessory a frog could make.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2010
6:21 PM

Post #8001011

Great pic's HollyAnn. Beautiful grandchildren & frogs!
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2010
9:35 AM

Post #8013193

Does anyone know if squash bugs are poisonous to frogs? I think I might have killed Bubba - I fed him 2 squash bugs I found while gardening last Wed and now I haven't seen him since. Waaaaa!

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #8026918

not poisonous to frogs, but he might be busy with a full tummy findin a friend,
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2010
6:35 AM

Post #8039030

96 degs yesterday. Trying to find a little shade.

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HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 14, 2010
6:52 AM

Post #8039062

Hardy any open water in this small pond. but he seems pretty happy hanging out on the water lettuce.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 14, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #8039853

So Bubba is alive and well...and full! I found him the other day after he visited the bird feeder buffet. I'm sure this poor finch didn't know what hit it! Needless to say, he was waddling around yesterday and finding it very hard to get up on the lily pads!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #8039958

Gross..but nice shot GG. Poor little birdie!
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2010
5:46 PM

Post #8042015

It wasn't hard to get. He couldn't move! :-)
melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2010
7:40 AM

Post #8083137

Holy Cow, I didn't realize they would eat, much less be able to catch a bird. Learn something every day.
parrotma32578
Niceville, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2014
5:38 AM

Post #9783743

My Froggies...

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2014
7:12 AM

Post #9785446

They are cute, Parrot!
Bertsby
Asheville, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2014
11:03 AM

Post #9902015

We built our 900 gal. pond 8 years ago and started out the first year with a pair of tree frogs, gray and green. Noisy little beggars. The second year we began hosting bullfrogs (anywhere from one to three per season) and that pretty much spelled the end of the others. It got quiet, even with the bullfrogs as "big daddy" lives in my neighbors natural pond about a 700' away. It's been educating to observe that their behaviors, like our koi, vary from one creature to the next.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2014
6:09 AM

Post #9902568

I got woke up one morning by the frogs in the pond after a heavy rain. It was the same time M. Mary had 32 pairs that toad sperm killed a bunch of her large fish. I know she must have been heartbroken. I had 7 pair and moved them immediately after her report.

Yesterday I dumped a large tub full of water out and found it was full of little tadpoles. Don't need to save any here cause we are loaded with them. Pond is close to my bedrm. window so the noise was really loud.

The Cuban tree frogs make a racheting sound. Very different from reg. frogs. I hunt them every chance I get as they are exotic and killed off are little green tree frogs and anything else they can fit into their mouth. After talking with a prof. at UF I confirmed my suspicions that they were harmful to our local frog population. ALSO, their poop will not wash off house even with a pressure washer. My front entry is such a mess. I've tried bleach but to no avail. I hate those buggers. Fl. has so many exotics it's pitiful. The boa constrictor hunt done by professionals in the Everglades got them nowhere. They are still loaded with them. I feel bad for people who live down there. They say they have to watch out for them all the time. Not my cup of tea that's for sure.

Glad you all are enjoying your good guy frogs. I do have lots of toads on my carport but all they do is poop and move on.

Happy ponding to all.
Bonnie D.
EllaTiarella
Portage, MI
(Zone 5b)

July 28, 2014
5:57 AM

Post #9904761

I live about 7 miles from any pond or wetlands, but yesterday I saw a green frog in my flower garden! When I scared him, he hopped into my Bergenia patch and I saw him perched on one of the stems. Wish I had a photo! I have a serious infestation of liverwort (which I am removing) and my best guess is he is a tree frog that decided all the green "living mulch" would be good camouflage. Anybody have experience with frogs where there is no water nearby? [I am in southern Michigan.]
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2014
2:54 PM

Post #9905122

I'm with Bonnie about the exotics that don't belong here...they ruin the whole balance of nature. I purchased 10 leopard frogs from ebay last year, and they held their own for a year, and had some tadpoles in my smaller pond. Rarely see any this year, the cuban tree frogs are back, so I'm sure they were lunch.
Right now I have thousands of 1/4 inch toads all over the back yard. Once they get bigger, I'll start relocating them. They're from the industrial strength toad spawn that killed my fish. Will work HARD to not let that happen again!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 28, 2014
4:44 PM

Post #9905207

The Cuban Tree Frogs sound like another plague. Are they seasonal? I realize they were brought in and have taken over. I am just wondering if you get any break from them?
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2014
6:48 PM

Post #9905301

No breaks...Last winter we had our coldest (some freezes) winter in years and years. It did kill off some of them (they're tropical frogs from Cuba) but didn't get rid of them completely. All it takes is one amorous night and you have 5,000 tadpoles.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2014
8:02 AM

Post #9905638

Too bad the pythons that were released in Florida cannot take care of the CTF
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2014
3:12 PM

Post #9905919

Amen Carolyn! CTF and Iquanas...the pythons can have them both!
HollyAnnS
Dover, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2014
2:19 AM

Post #9914337

We netted a bunch of tadpoles from one of the small ponds and put them in a small aquarium for the grands to watch turn into frogs. They brought them back a couple of weeks ago before we went on vacation for 2 weeks. The tiniest tree frogs I've ever seen.

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