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Baby Frogs Invade in Massive Numbers


I couldn’t believe the swarm of tadpoles this year. This video is a ‘must-see’!

The water is shimmering a bit so it spoils the view somewhat. The boards you see are part of a pallet that we used for access to the water when the water line was lower – so it’s beneath the water.

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Tadpole by the pallet

 

 

 

There were swarms like this in several spots in the pond. This group here went on for about 50 feet/20 meters. It’s interesting to watch and wonder who the real leader!                

 

 

 

                                                                                        TADPOLE INVASION

 

 Some are starting to get their legs already and are emerging from the water in droves.

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Baby frog

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15 Responses to “Baby Frogs Invade in Massive Numbers”

  1. Naomi says:

    You are trying to make me jealous. I know you are!
    It’s a really good sign that your land is healthy when you get that many tadpoles. I saw a toad in one of your earlier posts. Are some of these toad tadpoles? The one on your finger looks like one. I like toads more than frogs.
    I thought for sure your fish would eat all the tadpoles. Do trout eat them?
    Sooo many questions! I wish I was there!

    • sherry says:

      I didn’t think anyone would be jealous of tadpoles…my goodness. Click on the picture to make it bigger and tell me what you think. I think it was a frog. Good question about toad tadpoles – I never thought about which one they were, but they could have been either. We usually have an abundance of frogs as opposed to toads.

      • Naomi says:

        “Dugout #2″ has a picture of a toad. Have I mentioned that I love toads?
        Frogs lay their eggs in clusters, toads lay them in long strings. In strings…how cool is that! Did I mention that I love toads?
        I think the little guy on your fingers looks like a toad, and is ‘tame’ like a toad, but it’s hard to tell because I can’t zoom in very well. ….I really like toads. Haha!

      • sherry says:

        Yah you’ve mentioned toads many times. They look ugly. I don’t get you’re love affair. Do you know a prince that once was a toad?

        • Naomi says:

          I think I like them because they are not as flighty as frogs. This is probably due to the fact that they don’t taste so good to predators and therefore don’t have to worry about becoming someone’s lunch.
          I have no idea whether it’s a toad or frog in your hand. I just like toads more, therefore it must be a toad….

  2. Anna-Marie White says:

    I like them because they are free pets. As a kid, you can just grab them and make them your best friend. And as far as I know, I am not allergic.
    Although I am not too keen on them in groups, they can get loud.

    • sherry says:

      I find that clamorous noise kind of humorous especially when I know they are mating. The other ‘funny’ noise is that of the rooster. I compare it to men every time.

    • Naomi says:

      Haha! Free pets! Exactly.
      I love the sounds they make so much that it is actually my cell phone’s ring tone. I kid you not. :D

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