Day of the Toads!


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So, around the first of the month I was sitting out by the pond. The noise of toads was so loud, both in the woods and in the pond, I got up to see what was going on. There were at least 50 toads in the pond. Some were jumping out, and some were jumping in. They were crawling all over each other, and laying tons of eggs. I saw a pine branch in the pond, near the lilies. I went to pull it out, and saw it was covered with eggs. I left it alone. The noise and activity was incredible all day long. Even the lizards came to check it out. The next day, all was as quiet as could be. Within 2 days I had several thousand pollywogs, and no sign of eggs or slime.
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Thanks for sharing! We have a resident frog that we're pretty sure is a green frog (or bronze frog). It sounds like a plucked banjo string, so we've named it Banjo. It twangs day & night and we get such a kick out of listening to it.
 
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I have seen more toads and eggs this year than I care to. Too many for my pond. The toad love went on for weeks here.
 
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I had thousands of toad eggs, thousands of toad tads, now they are all out in the yard. Every now and then, i.e seldom, I see a tiny toadlet jumping around. They grow legs and get out of the water quickly

Great pics Mike
 

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