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Old 18-06-2004, 06:04 PM
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My computer crashed while researching this so
I'll start a thread here.

But I don't think bullfrogs will consume toads. I think they
will try and eat them and will probably spit them out.

I found this reference
Toads and frogs defend themselves in several way. Most of their enemies are

predators such as fish, turtles, snakes, birds and carnivorous mammals-shrews,
mink, skunks and raccoons. Our larger species of frogs will also eat other
frogs. Toads cannot jump as fast as frogs to escape a predator and defend
themselves by producing toxic or unpleasant-tasting skin secretions which are
released when the animal is seized. Due to their bad flavor, toads are not a
popular food among predators.

If anyone has seen a bullfrog eat a toad let us know.


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Old 18-06-2004, 06:07 PM
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Nope - no bullfrog experience, but we did get pictures of a garter snake
eating a large toad. Amazing how they can get something that large in their
mouth.

Heather
SW Ontario (Zone 5)


"Ka30P" wrote in message
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My computer crashed while researching this so
I'll start a thread here.

But I don't think bullfrogs will consume toads. I think they
will try and eat them and will probably spit them out.

I found this reference
Toads and frogs defend themselves in several way. Most of their enemies

are
predators such as fish, turtles, snakes, birds and carnivorous

mammals-shrews,
mink, skunks and raccoons. Our larger species of frogs will also eat other
frogs. Toads cannot jump as fast as frogs to escape a predator and defend
themselves by producing toxic or unpleasant-tasting skin secretions which

are
released when the animal is seized. Due to their bad flavor, toads are not

a
popular food among predators.

If anyone has seen a bullfrog eat a toad let us know.


kathy :-)
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http://hometown.aol.com/ka30p/myhomepage/garden.html



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Old 18-06-2004, 06:07 PM
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If anyone has seen a bullfrog eat a toad let us know.


kathy :-)
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http://hometown.aol.com/ka30p/myhomepage/garden.html


The first visitors I had to my pond were toads. Toadlets
all over the place. They never returned - the next year
the frogs had taken over. The frogs rule all water in my
yard and some of the land too! I love to sit out my the
pond around 3 in the morning watching the fireflies and
listening to the frog sounds. It almost puts me to sleep!

--
Bonnie
NJ



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Old 18-06-2004, 07:05 PM
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"Heather" wrote in message
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....... Amazing how they can get something that large in their
mouth.


Sigh... why must people bait me so?






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