4 May 2012

new pond pet

I was doing the annual pond-cleanout the other night and found this massive creature at the bottom.  Didn't seem to mind me much, and although american bullfrogs are not a native species, I wasn't about to remove him from his newfound home.

These bullfrogs can lay up to 78,000 eggs in one clutch, which is a little worrisome considering they devour basically anything that they can fit in their mouths, including our three native frog species.  In comparison, the Pacific Chorus frog only lays eggs in clusters of between 10 and 80.  I'd love to figure out if there's somewhere I can purchase these little green treefrogs to introduce them to our area!

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