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Old 21-03-2003, 07:44 PM
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A couple weeks ago, I heard a frog out in the pond and it sounded nice.
Now, two weeks later, it sounds like I have a whole "gaggle" of frogs out
there. At first it was kind of cool, but it is getting too much. Even with
the windows closed, we can hear them at night. Now, we can't have the
windows open to hear the babbling brook sound ... I am almost worried the
neighbors might say something and they aren't that close.

Part of me wants to drain it (no fish in there or anything) for a couple
days and I assume the frogs would "go away" (not sure if it would kill them)
but part of me wants to keep it do to the "natural" effect it has. Easy way
to get rid of "most" of them?

Darren



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Old 21-03-2003, 07:56 PM
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"Darren" wrote :
Easy way
to get rid of "most" of them?


Limit their supply of food. They will either starve or relocate.

This means clean up or treat the area to decrease the level of insects.


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Old 21-03-2003, 11:20 PM
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The frogs are there to breed so they will leave eventually
and their racket will subside to a reasonable level.... usually.
Bullfrogs and Greenfrogs, being more aquatic, tend to stick
around all summer. Treefrogs and toads will disappear for the
rest of the season. Other frogs will hang around more or less
but not spend too much time calling.
And it all depends on where you live in the country. South
or North, East or West.

Draining would probably be your best bet. You could do some
cleaning at that time if needed.
Or you can try and catch the frogs and move them to a natural
pond.

To catch frogs you need two long handled sportfishing nets.
And a good friend.
And a six pack of beer.

Wait for a warm night, spray on the bug stuff and grab some
flashlights.
Deposit a cold six pack of beer in a bucket of
ice.
(My favorite pond keeper in Texas assures me that consuming
ice cold beer on a warm summer night helps one think
like a frog.)

Spotlight the frog and slowly position one net in front
of him and move the other net up behind him.
Bump him on the hind end and he ought to hop into
the first net.

Deposit frog in covered bucket.

Not the bucket you are keeping the beer in.

If you do that the frog will leap out when he contacts the cold beer cans.

This will cause a wild chase
through the begonias and will result in the frog getting back in
the pond...
which will call for more beer...
k30a
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Old 21-03-2003, 11:56 PM
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Good plan!

The frogs to me a great, the sounds remind me of simpler and better times.
But they are a nightmare if you are trying to breed Koi or goldfish! The
frogs will eat them all!

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The frogs are there to breed so they will leave eventually
and their racket will subside to a reasonable level.... usually.
Bullfrogs and Greenfrogs, being more aquatic, tend to stick
around all summer. Treefrogs and toads will disappear for the
rest of the season. Other frogs will hang around more or less
but not spend too much time calling.
And it all depends on where you live in the country. South
or North, East or West.

Draining would probably be your best bet. You could do some
cleaning at that time if needed.
Or you can try and catch the frogs and move them to a natural
pond.

To catch frogs you need two long handled sportfishing nets.
And a good friend.
And a six pack of beer.

Wait for a warm night, spray on the bug stuff and grab some
flashlights.
Deposit a cold six pack of beer in a bucket of
ice.
(My favorite pond keeper in Texas assures me that consuming
ice cold beer on a warm summer night helps one think
like a frog.)

Spotlight the frog and slowly position one net in front
of him and move the other net up behind him.
Bump him on the hind end and he ought to hop into
the first net.

Deposit frog in covered bucket.

Not the bucket you are keeping the beer in.

If you do that the frog will leap out when he contacts the cold beer cans.

This will cause a wild chase
through the begonias and will result in the frog getting back in
the pond...
which will call for more beer...
k30a



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Old 22-03-2003, 01:56 AM
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SEND THEM TO ME!!!!
(Sorry, i couldn't resist, i want some so bad)



On Fri, 21 Mar 2003 11:36:38 -0800, "Darren"
wrote:

A couple weeks ago, I heard a frog out in the pond and it sounded nice.
Now, two weeks later, it sounds like I have a whole "gaggle" of frogs out
there. At first it was kind of cool, but it is getting too much. Even with
the windows closed, we can hear them at night. Now, we can't have the
windows open to hear the babbling brook sound ... I am almost worried the
neighbors might say something and they aren't that close.

Part of me wants to drain it (no fish in there or anything) for a couple
days and I assume the frogs would "go away" (not sure if it would kill them)
but part of me wants to keep it do to the "natural" effect it has. Easy way
to get rid of "most" of them?

Darren


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Old 22-03-2003, 02:08 AM
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Luckily,

My problem is with tree frogs every year. It is amazing how those little
frogs the size of quarter can make so much noise. It lasts only 2 or 3
weeks and then it is back to normal. I personally sleep through them, but
my wife complains off and on about it and usually one night wakes we up to
tell the frogs have quite and all is back to usual.

Tom L.L.
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The frogs are there to breed so they will leave eventually
and their racket will subside to a reasonable level.... usually.
Bullfrogs and Greenfrogs, being more aquatic, tend to stick
around all summer. Treefrogs and toads will disappear for the
rest of the season. Other frogs will hang around more or less
but not spend too much time calling.
And it all depends on where you live in the country. South
or North, East or West.

Draining would probably be your best bet. You could do some
cleaning at that time if needed.
Or you can try and catch the frogs and move them to a natural
pond.

To catch frogs you need two long handled sportfishing nets.
And a good friend.
And a six pack of beer.

Wait for a warm night, spray on the bug stuff and grab some
flashlights.
Deposit a cold six pack of beer in a bucket of
ice.
(My favorite pond keeper in Texas assures me that consuming
ice cold beer on a warm summer night helps one think
like a frog.)

Spotlight the frog and slowly position one net in front
of him and move the other net up behind him.
Bump him on the hind end and he ought to hop into
the first net.

Deposit frog in covered bucket.

Not the bucket you are keeping the beer in.

If you do that the frog will leap out when he contacts the cold beer cans.

This will cause a wild chase
through the begonias and will result in the frog getting back in
the pond...
which will call for more beer...
k30a



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Old 22-03-2003, 04:56 AM
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i can see it all now! LOLOLOL
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Subject: Frogs ... a good thing or a bad thing ...

The frogs are there to breed so they will leave eventually
and their racket will subside to a reasonable level.... usually.
Bullfrogs and Greenfrogs, being more aquatic, tend to stick
around all summer. Treefrogs and toads will disappear for the
rest of the season. Other frogs will hang around more or less
but not spend too much time calling.
And it all depends on where you live in the country. South
or North, East or West.

Draining would probably be your best bet. You could do some
cleaning at that time if needed.
Or you can try and catch the frogs and move them to a natural
pond.

To catch frogs you need two long handled sportfishing nets.
And a good friend.
And a six pack of beer.

Wait for a warm night, spray on the bug stuff and grab some
flashlights.
Deposit a cold six pack of beer in a bucket of
ice.
(My favorite pond keeper in Texas assures me that consuming
ice cold beer on a warm summer night helps one think
like a frog.)

Spotlight the frog and slowly position one net in front
of him and move the other net up behind him.
Bump him on the hind end and he ought to hop into
the first net.

Deposit frog in covered bucket.

Not the bucket you are keeping the beer in.

If you do that the frog will leap out when he contacts the cold beer cans.

This will cause a wild chase
through the begonias and will result in the frog getting back in
the pond...
which will call for more beer...
k30a




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Old 22-03-2003, 05:20 PM
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We love our frogs and look forward to their singing. We have koi and
goldfish, and the fish seem to eat the occasional tadpole rather than the
other way around. In the fall we have tons of small fish. We don't usually
have bullfrogs, however. Just greens and leopard, toads, wood and tree. The
worst pond predator we have had was a visiting Heron who cleaned us out
(except the koi which were smart enough to stay hidden.)

Just Me "Koi" wrote in message
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Good plan!

The frogs to me a great, the sounds remind me of simpler and better times.
But they are a nightmare if you are trying to breed Koi or goldfish! The
frogs will eat them all!



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In , on 03/21/03
at 07:46 PM, jammer said:

SEND THEM TO ME!!!!
(Sorry, i couldn't resist, i want some so bad)


Ditto! As long as they're not bullfrogs.


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and will result in the frog getting back in
the pond...
which will call for more beer...


Yeah, once those frogs get a taste of beer they're there to stay. Demanding
more the little buggers. ;o)

Frog Song, it's an attitude thing, changing your attitude may be easier
than all the alternatives. Personally I can't wait till the frogs come, it
means SPRING! I hate it when it's chilly and I can't have the window fully
open to enjoy the frogs serenading. Much better than listening to the
neighbor's dog howl at fire trucks. ;o) ~ jan

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Old 22-03-2003, 10:44 PM
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All I have is toads and I'd like a frog of any kind. One good bullfrog
might solve my problem of a couple small birds that drink from the water
falls. Don't have to worry about them eating my koi, but I'm willing
to share the goldfish. I've added more junk for frogs to hide in and
am hoping they will come this year.

Regards,

Hal

On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 16:30:44 -0500, wrote:

SEND THEM TO ME!!!!
(Sorry, i couldn't resist, i want some so bad)


Ditto! As long as they're not bullfrogs.


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Old 23-03-2003, 03:32 AM
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 21:48:28 GMT, ~ jan wrote:


Yeah, once those frogs get a taste of beer they're there to stay. Demanding
more the little buggers. ;o)


That's all i need. A bunch of toads pickin' and a grinnin' whiles a
singin' and a dancin' to the Cotton Eyed Joe!

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my DH is seriously into frogs etc. so we are getting indoor vocals now and then.
latest is the geckos and anoles brought back from Ala. I am feeding em all crickets
this week as DH is off with 4 students at the national chess playoffs in Columbus,
Ohio. I didnt realize those frogs could get that fat on crickets!!! INgrid
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Old 23-03-2003, 05:44 AM
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Ingrid,

Back in our frog feeding days we would have the
[email protected] make The Big Break, and after being searched by The Dog Nose
Patrol, they would escape to under the Fridgeland where they would sing away
their song of freedom and independence.






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Old 23-03-2003, 05:56 AM
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Hahaha. Try orange wedges, crickets will come out of the woodwork for
oranges. It's even a cool experiment on a boring summer night.



On 23 Mar 2003 05:28:27 GMT, ESPMER (K30a) wrote:

Ingrid,

Back in our frog feeding days we would have the
[email protected] make The Big Break, and after being searched by The Dog Nose
Patrol, they would escape to under the Fridgeland where they would sing away
their song of freedom and independence.






k30a


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