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Old 28-09-2002, 08:50 PM
Tumbleweed
 
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Was digging in my borders today close to my pond, dug out and turned over a
large lump of earth with a fork, and out jumped a frog! This was hard earth,
and the frog must have burrowed its way down there, it wasnt loose soil. Do
they hibernate in the soil? I've never quite believed the thing about them
hibrnating in the bottom of the pond, they have to breathe dont they?

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Old 29-09-2002, 07:02 PM
Colin A Jacobs
 
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Frogs spend up to three years from birth out of the water before they become
breeding adults. I have found them in vacant mouse holes & even mole runs on
my allotment.

CJ

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Tumbleweed wrote:

Was digging in my borders today close to my pond, dug out and turned

over a
large lump of earth with a fork, and out jumped a frog! This was hard

earth,
and the frog must have burrowed its way down there, it wasnt loose soil.

Do
they hibernate in the soil? I've never quite believed the thing about

them
hibrnating in the bottom of the pond, they have to breathe dont they?


They tend to hibernate in damp places with some protection from frost.
Amongst mud/earth/stones close to ponds is a fairly common position and
it wouldn't surprise me to find them preparing for hibernation now that
the weather is turning cooler.
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Old 29-09-2002, 10:28 PM
Barry & Iris McCanna
 
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"Colin A Jacobs" wrote in message
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Frogs spend up to three years from birth out of the water before they

become
breeding adults. I have found them in vacant mouse holes & even mole runs

on
my allotment.

CJ

http://www.ickenham.fsworld.co.uk/index.htm


Colin,

We find the same with toads. They live in holes in the garden, catch the
insects and love being sprayed with the hose. When we walk near the holes
the pop to see what is going on!

Iris McCanna




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