Please tell me this is NOT a baby Bullfrog

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I put 5 frogs in my pond last year, I still see 3-4, they’ve look like yours in the pic.they don’t bother anything.
 
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Nice you have a frog, @Gemma Love my frogs! Wonder how long a frog lives and do they keep growing till they die? Here is the latest photo of one of mine:

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I have no idea but I doubt they live very long in my pond, seems I go through times where I have frogs everywhere I look (now) and then out of the blue they all seem to disappear completely
 
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We have SO MANY FROGS this year - I can count two or three dozen without even trying. I wonder if the ginormous mosquito explosion has anything to do with it? Because we have a gazillion billion of those, too!

Here's a new one for me - a big of a scuffle going on around the waterfall and into the garden that adjoins it caught my eye - I watched to see what was up and realized a chipmunk had just caught and was killing and eating a frog! I saw him do it two more times the next day - WHO KNEW?!? I thought they were too busy digging up my garden and replanting my seeds to concern themselves with chasing and killing live prey! Nature is always surprising me!
 
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We had a bull frog for years in the back pond... coming and going a few times but getting giant this year. It always seemed to leave the fish alone... but I had to relocate it to a nearby office park pond because.... I came home one day and my wife immediately calls for me and says the bullfrog is eating a bird! So I run back there... and the frog had a juvenile robin halfway down it's mouth. Just some feathers and legs sticking out of it's mouth. It wasn't a fledgling either. It was almost completely feathered and had been poking around our yard for days on it's own.
The frog was jumping to the pond when the bird wiggled out. It had some blood under the wing but seemed okay besides that. I took it to the back of the yard and it fluttered under some garden plants. I saw it the next day flying a bit farther... so hopefully he made it. SO... I went out that night with the flashlight and netting the frog. If it's going after birds... my fish would be easy !
 
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When it rains they come out. Not sure why they do that.

Last week my big one was heading out to the road, it was raining hard. I had to go out in the rain and shew him back in the pond. Lol
 

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I'm finding tree frogs everywhere right now. In the grass, in the leaves of plants, all over the place! I shewed the ones in the grass to garden spots for better safety :smuggrin:
 
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ok it's raining and I can't go out to get closer, and from my window I can't see if this frog has ridges ...does it? Is it a good frog?

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Bullfrog. Is it a good frog or a bad frog? I say they're ALL good frogs!
Bullfrog eat my precious baby koi, I don't want them around my pond!
 

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Yep bullfrog, see that big round circle near his eye? That tells you he's a bullfrog. Time to relocate if you don't want him eating your babies or birds etc.
 
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Now I'm confuse too,lol! I think I did see that someone wrote awhile back that a certain frog had them too. Somebody needs to explain all this bullfrog vs frog stuff better.
 
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I watched to see what was up and realized a chipmunk had just caught and was killing and eating a frog! I saw him do it two more times the next day - WHO KNEW?!? I thought they were too busy digging up my garden and replanting my seeds to concern themselves with chasing and killing live prey! Nature is always surprising me!
I've seen Chipmunks inside birdhouses eating eggs AND baby birds:(
Now I'm confuse too,lol! I think I did see that someone wrote awhile back that a certain frog had them too. Somebody needs to explain all this bullfrog vs frog stuff better.
yeah please if anyone know a sure way to tell them apart, I'd love to learn it!
Bullfrogs have a ridge - it wraps around and under their "ear".
That's what I thought but the image @Burd posted looks like the ridges extend down the frog's back, at least to me it does
 
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