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Heather 03-06-2003 05:56 PM

FROGS - Bull Frogs, Leopard Frogs, Spring Peepers (Was BullFrogs)
 
K30a:

Thanks for your response

OK so maybe bullfrogs are not a good choice at this time for my new pond.
Maybe when the goldfish get bigger. We have been fortunate to find 75
leopard frog tadpoles and I think some spring peeper tadpoles. We also
'transplanted' two leopard frogs to our pond. They seem happy so far. I
have read tho' that they may wander off during the summer. My hope was the
bullfrogs would stay put. I don't want them eating my fish however.

Heather




"K30a" wrote in message
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Pros for bullfrogs
- frogs are in need of help. More ponders that keep them the better off

they
will be. The eco-friendly thing to do.
- they are entertaining, like to sing all night long, they eat up pesky

bugs,
pesky mice and scary snakes.
- for those who indulge you can eat your frogs in the form of frogs' legs,
tastes like chicken I'm told (everything tastes like chicken except for

the
stuff they serve at school...)

Cons for bullfrogs
- they will eat up your goldfish, they will eat up other frogs, they will

eat
up your pretty songbirds, they will eat up each other (that can be a pro

or a
con), they will eat up anything they can fit in their mouths. This

behavior can
be upsetting to small children.
- they sing ALL night long here in August. (SE WA state)

I had bullfrogs for a time. I liked the population control in my 3,000

gallon
pond full of canoodling koi and goldfish. They ate ALL their babies. They

were
fun to watch.
I got VERY tired of their ALL night 'run-run-run' croak fests.
We tried to catch the males but we could not. Others have better luck at
catching them (our pond landscaping made it hard to catch them).

Greenfrogs are a much better pond frog. Not as aquatic as the bullfrog but

not
a fish eater.




k30a




K30a 03-06-2003 06:20 PM

FROGS - Bull Frogs, Leopard Frogs, Spring Peepers (Was BullFrogs)
 

Yeah, too bad the most aquatic frogs
are bullfrogs.

Lots of messy cover will attract frogs to the pondside insect buffet. The safer
they feel the more they will stick around.

k30a


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