Frog-a-palooza!


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It's getting creepy over here - we have the biggest, and most, bullfrogs we've ever seen in our pond this year. Here's a few of the larger ones we've spotted so far.

First there was this big girl - that's her more normal sized companion for comparison:

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Then there were these two - that's my foot in my size 9 crocs with the second one:

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We'll see how long the three of them hang out here - usually we get one big bullfrog who clears the pond of all the littler frogs and then moves on. Will this come down to three big frogs trying to eat each other??
 
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Or three big ones trying to make a million little ones.haha... those are some big frogs
 
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Wow. Those are some grand 'Jeremiahs' I'm most impressed that you were able to put your foot right next to one without it skedaddling away.
It was a good frog day around here as well. At one point we looked down from the deck & counted 9 (and possibly 10) frogs in the upper pond area, including one large bullfrog, a bunch of good sized green frogs & a few little ones that were hard to identify from there. Spring is really hopping now! :D
 
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I am taking ten to fifteen out of my skimmers twice a day. They are doubled up mating. They are all toads...not frogs...since I put the nets on my skimmers I haven’t found any dead ones now that they can’t hop over to the pump side.
 

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Oh, I miss the frogs (and toads)! Hubby and I just came back from a walk and heard them everywhere. Can’t wait to get the new pond built.
 
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wow they're huge! I'm only used to tiny little things here in England, I think i would jump out my skin if i came across one of those in my pond :ROFLMAO:
 
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Adorable! The frogs are finally starting to wake up at my pond too but they never let me get close enough to get a good picture.
 

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I found 3 pretty good sized ones in my bathtub pond poking up through the massive amount of Parrots Feather that took over. I should have taken a photo but I was prolly trying to get something done fast before my hubby noticed what I was doing :joyful:
 
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This big guy was just chilling underwater and as soon as he (she? no clue!) saw me coming went "FLOOP" and stuck it's head between the rocks... um hello? I can still SEE you!

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For the record, we went from probably seeing 3 dozen or more smaller frogs every day to now seeing maybe one or two a day. Big Bertah here has cleared us out. I'm sure she'll move on soon.
 
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Oh how cute! That is so funny Lisak1. I cannot see the bottom of my pond due to all the wind and rain we have had...I know, patience.....
 

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We had a huge bull frog show up once, I very nicely caught it and took it to a very nice bull frog happy pond. I have not seen any since. I am sure some move in and move out, but we still have tons of small frogs.

I like my small frogs, no desire to let a monster eat them up.
 
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Whenever we get a big bully, all of the smaller frogs disappear - yet eaten maybe, or just head for safer hunting grounds. Then the big guy will leave and slowly we'll get the littler ones back. Just the ebb and tide of life in the pond.
 

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At least the little ones come back. I have a ton of little ones right now, the tads from last year are growing their legs. And we just always have a ton of small frogs.
 
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We have frogs by the million here in our neighborhood. We are surrounded by natural ponds - we will never run out, of that I am confident!
 
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how long did it take for frogs to show up when your ponds were first built?

Is it best to let nature take its course rather than catch some from local pond and transplant them?

Odd that I have a garden full of bugs and worms but no toads...hoping frogs and toads will start showing up soon...
 

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