FROGGY RESIDENT, HURT FOOT?

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This little guy was resting in the pond today. After I looked at the pictures, noticed it looks like his back foot is injured. Poor little guy.

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CountryEscape said:
Looks like someone or something got a hold of him, but he got out of the scrape alive! He will probably be ok. Poor little guy ...
I wonder what it could have been. Don't think it would have been one of the boxies -- but you never know with animals.... Could have gotten trapped under/between rocks. I'll have to keep an eye out for him and see if I can observe the progress of his healing. The leg is swollen, too. Hopefully he's able to use it enough to stay safe and leap from predators. These little guys have been my buddies since before the pond was built.
 
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I wonder what it could have been. Don't think it would have been one of the boxies -- but you never know with animals.... Could have gotten trapped under/between rocks. I'll have to keep an eye out for him and see if I can observe the progress of his healing. The leg is swollen, too. Hopefully he's able to use it enough to stay safe and leap from predators. These little guys have been my buddies since before the pond was built.

I recall reading a story about frogs being decimated by a fungus aroundthe world
It may be something other than damage caused by a preditor as frogs in both Europe, the South Americas, North America, New Zealand from a mystery condition that causes them to rot away and die it is believed the Golden frog is now extinct in the wild as are many other colourful South American frogs due to a fungus that got out of the lab.
In Europe its slighly different but the results are still the same sadly :-

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/03/panamanian-golden-frog

http://www.savethefrogs.com/threats/chytrid/

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/05/genome-offers-clues-amphibian-killing-fungus

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/07/10/3799098.htm

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/2009-10-22-frog-fungus-extinction_N.htm

It may well have been caused by man :-

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles...-may-have-led-to-spread-of-deadly-frog-fungus

http://www.futurity.org/clawed-frogs-spread-deadly-amphibian-fungus/

So very sad when you think about it we seem to screw things up around the world at the cost of all creatures great and small :(


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If you can catch the little guy it may be an idea that if you can catch him you contact the authorities, it may indicate to them if it is this fungal problem just how far its spread to in your neck of the woods

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