FROGS AND TOADS FAQS
Frogs have graceful long legs and leap when they move.
Tree frogs and chorus frogs have sticky pads at the
end of their toes.
Toads are squatty and walk more than leap.
Frogs' eggs in the pond are laid in masses.
Toads' eggs in the pond are laid in strings.
ARE FROGS' AND TOADS' EGGS OKAY IN MY POND?
For the most part they are.
Fish will eat many of the frogs' eggs and their tadpoles.
Fish will spit out toad eggs and toad tadpoles as they taste
If your pond is small and you have found a bazillion eggs
and tadpoles in there you have to beware of ammonia spikes.
So many new life forms may contribute to an ammonia spike
and overwhelm your filter.
BULLFROGS AND GREEN FROGS
The only frog who is a real danger to a pond is
the bullfrog. Bullfrogs will eat fish, and other frogs,
snakes, mice, birds, etc.
Bullfrogs are native east of the Rockies but we
have them out west also. Originally brought into
the west as a food item, bullfrogs were raised
in farm ponds from which they quickly escaped.
Bullfrogs are not welcome out west as it is feared
they are eating up native species and native tadpoles.
Bullfrogs are large frogs. Green frogs are also large.
Green frogs do not eat fish and should be allowed
to stay in the pond.
The easiest way to tell bullfrogs from green frogs
is that bullfrogs have a fold of skin that goes over
their eardrum. Green frog's fold of skin goes right
down both sides of its back.
Bullfrogs can be spotlighted at night (they are most active
at night) with a flash light and scooped up with sport fish
nets. Turn him over on his back, he will become quiet and
you can remove him from the net without injuring him.
Move him to another pond.
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