can anyone identify these frogs?


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Hi all

I live in New York and was wondering if anyone can tell me what type of frogs these are. I have 2 of the colored frogs living in the frog. one of the big one - and then I have 3 small frogs that I don't have a picture of. I'm just basically curious as to what type they are.

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Laura
 

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Hi Laura!

Your second picture is a bull frog. These are the ones with my favorite deep baritone croaks.

Your first one appears to be a Northern Leopard frog to me based on the colors and where you live from what I can tell.

Aren't they just the best critters to have in your pond?! I hope you've given your two fellow names.
 
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Thanks for the info. I kind of thought the second pic was a bullfrog.

I have a total of 6 frogs now at my pond. 3 Leopard, 1 bull frog, and 2 small frogs that I can't tell what they are. It is cool to have them hanging out there every day! I did name two of them so far, but will have to think of more names for the rest of them!
 
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Thanks, I think you are both right. I went to a local pet store yesterday and described the frog and he said it definitely soundly like a leopard frog.
BTW - what happens to the frogs during the winter months? Where do they go?
 

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They winter over in Miami. LOL I could not resist...
I"m not sure, others will have to help you.
 

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Lauragal,

If you google in native frogs for your state, you will get a good variety of information available to you. Should be enough information online to identify your frogs.
 
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Is it possible that the bullfrog is eating my fish??!! This sucker is big - 3 of my fish disappeared within the past few days - could be raccoons, but I'm not sure.

On a brighter note, I went to feed the fish yesterday morning, and lo and behold, I saw a fish that I DIDN'T put in there! Its small, maybe 2 inches long, and it looks dark gray. I assume one of my fish had babies, and this is the only one that made it. I'm up to about 6 or 7 frogs in the pond now - they seem to love my pond - hopefully not the fish, though. The bullfrog is pretty huge - the others are small leopard frogs, so I'm not too worried about them.
 
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It's VERY possible that your frogs ate some fishes! Especially bullfrog, they will attack and eat anything that they can fit in their mouth! If you have some expensive fish in there, I suggest you move them somewhere else.
 
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I don't have any expensive fish, but I admire them all and don't want the frog eating them! Do you mean to remove the bullfrog, or the fish??!! I have nowhere to move the fish to!
 
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lol. she means remove the frogs. Good luck catching them--that ain't easy. You'd have to relocate the frogs to some other body of water, of course. But it's pretty hard to keep frogs away from ponds...they just keep coming back. I have two bullfrogs in my upper pond that are fairly decent sizes and I have no lost a fish. But bullfrogs are known to eat everything and anything--even other frogs.
 

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I have never seen a frog of any kind eat a fish. I'm sure it happens. I have witnessed a snake eat gold fish from my old pond in Cupertino, California. I would imagine if the BULL frog was big enough, it would try most anything that moves for a meal.
 
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I don't disagree with you sarge. I have two bullfrogs living in my goldfish pond and all of them are still in there.Though I wouldn't put it past a frog...,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
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Well, there are 3 fish gone now! The funny thing is that nothing around the pond seems out of place (as if a raccoon was around - I doubt they tip-toe around while catching fish!). I'm baffled if it isn't the frog. This frog is definitely big enough to eat fish.

The real mystery is where did that extra fish come from? It's about 2 inches long and is gray/black. This is a new pond with new fish that I put in at the end of June. The guy at the fish store told me it would be highly unlikely that one of my fish laid eggs that late, because they spawn in early spring (? - don't know much about this). There is a large pond up the road from me, and he thinks it's possible that a bird might have carried it from that pond and dropped it in my pond by accident - I find that even MORE unlikely!! I just have to figure out what type of fish this is, because if it's not a goldfish or koi, and I want to get it out of there if it might be harmful to my fish at some point. It's a quick little guy so it's hard to get a picture.
 
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i think stroppy is right. But I have seen birds do what laura is describing...grab something and then it falls out of their claws and it could land in the pond.

Last year I'm cleaning around the pond and we found a crawfish or lobster. It was only 4 inches in size, and looked exactly like a little blue lobster...it really didn't look like a crawfish. We could not figure out where the thing had come from. I mean, we're not even near any body of water where it could have walked from. How the heck did the thing get there?? We just assume that a bird must have found it in some lake that is a half a mile down the road and dropped it. We just took the little thing and got in the car and drove to the closest lake we could find and let it go.
 

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Sometimes fish eggs get stuck to ducks and geese, then get dropped off somewhere else. I bet a bird could have carried a fish too.
 
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I guess because the fish is so small, that I would think that if a bird grabbed it, it would just gulp it down in one swallow, and not need to carry it somewhere at all! I did not see the fish at all today or yesterday in the pond, so now I'm wondering if a frog got it. However, there was 2 days that I didn't see it last week, and then all of a sudden it appeared again.
 

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