Should I add this frog to my pond?


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A friend has a very small, shallow pond with no fish. She has one frog who showed up this summer, but she wants to give it to me for my pond because she is worried that it won’t survive the winter. I would actually like to add it to my pond since we don’t have any frogs in our pond.

Our pond is about 600 gallons and deepest is just over 3’ and we have 8 goldfish and a handful of rosey reds.

I have a pic of the frog below.
 

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In my experience, frogs won't stay unless they arrive on their own. They'll head out in search of home.
You can try it, though. You never know.
 

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I say it can't hurt to put him/her in your pond. If it stays it stays if not it's his/her choice.
 
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Personally I would leave it in the the pond of it's choosing. They find nooks and crannies to over winter in.
 
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I always wonder about that "one frog" in a pond... is it the SAME one? Or a revolving cast of characters?
 
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That looks like a bullfrog to me. I would keep it away from my pond. Bullfrogs get quite large and can eat fish nearly twice their size, gradually swallowing as it digests. They are also quite loud.
 
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Looks like a leopard frog to me, it is probably full grown and like JB said theres a reason he is at her pond and not your she probably has more bugs. and you have little . and you can bring him over sure but if the food goes away so will the
froghttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjWtKPlrLjkAhUCT98KHV_JDAwQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dgif.virginia.gov%2Fblog%2Ffrog-friday-atlantic-coast-leopard-frog%2F&psig=AOvVaw3YMxNZajjRsgfnMS3BsFdW&ust=1567727070976930
 
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Looks like a leopard frog to me, it is probably full grown and like JB said theres a reason he is at her pond and not your she probably has more bugs. and you have little . and you can bring him over sure but if the food goes away so will the
froghttps://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjWtKPlrLjkAhUCT98KHV_JDAwQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dgif.virginia.gov%2Fblog%2Ffrog-friday-atlantic-coast-leopard-frog%2F&psig=AOvVaw3YMxNZajjRsgfnMS3BsFdW&ust=1567727070976930
Eastern Leopard frog
 
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That looks like a bullfrog to me. I would keep it away from my pond. Bullfrogs get quite large and can eat fish nearly twice their size, gradually swallowing as it digests. They are also quite loud.
 
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I agree with you about bullfrogs. I had one trying to swallow a large goldfish and I was able to grab the fish by the tail and snatch it out! And thankfully it was unharmed. I took the frog 4 miles to a large fishing pond. Hope he's not back. How can I get rid of them? While I have the pond about empty?
 
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