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Frog

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Post by catmando » February 7th, 2019, 2:43 pm

we came across this dead frog in the middle of a path through a wood this morning,
it apeared to have some sort of injury to its head, so presumbly a victim of some predator or other,
quite why it had killed it and left it was a bit of a puzzle, and when we came back that way an hour later the frog had gone ?
so something had apparently returned for it after we passed, (or unless something else had a lucky find)
it seems to be a bit early for the frogs to be out and about, or is it ?
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Re: Frog

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Post by ashgale » February 7th, 2019, 4:06 pm

we have often had some early frogs in the pond in mid February before,
but very ofteen they get caught out by a sudden turn in the weather,
with the early spawn getting frozen and not hatching out,
i wonder if this one, being in the middle of a wood, was making an early start to reach its nearest pond or ditch ?

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Post by bizzy » February 7th, 2019, 5:47 pm

it does seem a little early yet, but that does not seem to put a lot of them off making there way to the water,
i can remember finding several frozen into the ice on a small pond in mid March one year, following a late cold snap :o
i dont know if they survied or not, as there was no sign of any the next time i looked.

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Post by catmando » February 13th, 2019, 12:44 pm

i suppose that setting off for the nearest pond or water early, does seem the most likely reason it was out and about in the woods,
the nearest water i could think of near to where we found it, must be at least half a mile or more away,
which is not a huge distance, but it would take a frog a lot longer to reach it than it would us, and with lots of obstacles in the way too,
a shame this one did not make it :)

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