Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yet another frog in my garden pond...grrrr!

Every year, without fail, I find a frog or two...or 5, living in my pond at any given time.  Now, I love the aquatic living world that my pond creates, that's not the problem...the problem is, frogs eat fish.  I stock my pond with feeder fish, some make it to a couple inches, some die or get eaten before then.  But my poor poor fish, I know whenever a frog has been in the pond, they'll have part of their tail fins gone, lol.  Well, yesterday morning, I took the dogs out and looked over and saw a frog just as he dived into the pond.  Oh boy, there goes my fish, lol.  I had errands to run, so I didn't have time to fish him out.  On my way out the door to run errands, I saw THIS:
Can you see him???

here's a close up of the lil' turd!! lol
Pretty big frog, eh???  yeah, that's what I thought too.  He's just sitting on my water lettuce, like it's a lily pad lol  enjoying the trickling water, fish swimming beneath him, living it up on MY dime...sounds just like a teenager, lol.  Well, I haven't seen him today, but I'll be keeping my eye out, need to fish him out with the net and walk him back to the creek and toss him in...which will leave my pond frog-less, until he figures out how to make it from the creek to the little pond again, lol, but it might buy my fish some time.  So far, I still see 2 fish, 1 is always hiding, so I don't know if he's made it away from the frog or not...time will tell!

1 comments:

Luke Kelso said...

Have you tried the products you can line the lip of your pond with? It's like a crystalline substance that looks something like cat litter, and it's non-toxic to almost all life; but for some reason frogs and toads hate it! I spent years trying to come up with genius solutions and then somebody put me onto it, so simple! They used to sell it at ukwaterfeatures.com but I don't think they do any more. Try and search for it.

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