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Re: Re: frogs


Was it a linx?

james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:  Where I last worked, we had a large cat that we sometimes saw out our 
windows. It looked like a cross between a bobcat and a Florida panther. 
It was built like a panther, only smaller and with the coloration and 
bobbed tail of a bobcat--kind of awkward looking, actually.

On Aug 11, 2006, at 1:29 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

> Wallace and Gromit, my favorites!
> Ah well if I had a badger no doubt it would be interested in my 
> chickens
> right after it took care of the rabbits. I'd love to see one in the 
> wild
> though. At the building I used to work in, one summer the security
> guards used to see one wandering about the area at night; we had lots 
> of
> open space and a bit of lawn outside. They said it was scary. I always
> missed the good stuff. I never saw the bobcat that pounced on a rabbit
> near the lunch tables, the rattlesnake that came into the building, or
> the owl ditto. Always in the wrong place sigh.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:12 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: frogs
>
> Sounds like you need to call Wallace and Gromit, Cyndi. Or maybe you
> should get a badger of your own.
>
> I had a confrontation once with a Mexican badger in Marin county.
> Wonderful critters [also muy mas dangerous if threatened]. I think of
> them as size 10 animals in size 20 suits--their hide sort of ripples
> when they walk.
>
> On Aug 11, 2006, at 12:19 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>
>> OMG you are FEEDING the rabbits?
>> They have lost their cuteness factor for me this year after the
>> depredations in my garden. I tend to be a live and let live gardener,
>> if they don't destroy too much stuff I don't care if they live here.
>> But this year after two wet springs their populations have exploded
>> and they're eating everything in sight. I'm scurrying about blocking
>> holes under the fences and, well, I won't tell you what husband is
>> doing. The squirrels too are bad and they are much more destructive.
>> They are digging enormous burrows underneath our hay shed - bad enough
>
>> it might tilt off the foundation blocks.
>> Here at work we have some lawns around buildings and quite a lot of
>> xeriscaping. The rabbits are here in herds. I walked to a meeting
>> about
>> 1/4 mile from here and on my way back, about 4 in the afternoon, I
>> started counting rabbits on the lawns. 38 rabbits, 6 squirrels, and 4
>> mojave ground squirrels. They don't even run when they see you.
>> And even if I don't want them at my house, worst of all is the carnage
>
>> on the road. I can't drive anywhere without seeing squashed critters.
>> One winces at the rabbits but I've really cringed seeing at seeing our
>
>> rarest wild creature, a badger.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Jesse Bell
>> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 6:59 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: frogs
>>
>> Yeh, I was watering my back porch gardens Wednesday night, and
>> something large and brown jumped up from under the foilage and landed
>> on the rock.
>> I thought it was a big brown toad or something. It was almost dark so
>> I couldn't see very well. On closer inspection, I saw that it had
>> ears...and fur. It was a baby cotten tail rabbit. It was old enough to
>
>> eat on its own and I saw no other bunnies in the area. That is where
>> my wild bird feeder is so my guess is that it was feeding there, but
>> in the heat of the day (107) it took cover under my potatoe vines to
>> stay cool.
>> I put it in a safe place with some alfalfa pellets and water and let
>> it be. It was so cute though. And I have frog that lives in my garden
>> pond.
>> It's a tiny (tub) built into the ground with a little fountain. I went
>
>> to pull weeds from around the pond, and he was just floating on top,
>> looking at me. I love frogs.
>>
>>
>>
>> TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:
>> How cool Theresa. I just love frogs.
>> It really isn't very surprising to have frogs in flower pots,
>> especially if one gardens pretty much organically. There are a number
>> of native frogs to California. Pesticides use and such has diminished
>> the numbers of frogs greatly. It's a misconception by many that frogs
>> have to actually live in water at all times....although there are a
>> few that are pretty much aquatic, many only use water as a source for
>> breeding and such, but prefer moist areas. The smaller the frog, the
>> less amount of water needed to breed and survive.
>> People have a tendency to see more amphibians in their landscapes if
>> they have lush foliage cover, moist conditions...especially if there
>> is a drought elsewhere the frogs will go to wherever they can find
>> moisture, coverage and food.
>> Most frogs/toads eat insects and are a definite benefit to any garden.
>
>> I
>> bet in the evening or after a rain, you can hear the different calls
>> of the frogs.
>> There are a lot of websites to help you ID the frog according to pics
>> and sounds they make.
>>
>> Do you have a pond?? That definitely will attract the larger frogs and
>
>> toads. Here the Gulf Coast Toad is everywhere, and will lay eggs in
>> puddles on the street after a rain. When we moved in (not much
>> landscaping at all) I saw a number of tiny cricket or chirping frogs.
>> They made a cute peeping noise in the evenings. We are fortunate not
>> to have attracted any bullfrogs though....which are the largest, and
>> will eat just about anything it can fit in it's mouth...including
>> other frogs, birds, etc. Definitely not a good introduction.
>>
>> Noreen
>> zone 9
>> Texas Gulf Coast
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 8/10/2006 11:02:17 PM Central Standard Time,
>> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>>
>> About a week ago I was on the back porch and checking out my potted
>> plants when I realized a pair of eyes were staring back at me! In the
>> catch tray attached to a hanging pot was a little flog, hanging over
>> the
>>
>> edge checking me out. Since the pot was hanging, we were about
>> eye-to-eye. And yes, I did startle! So, I couldn't figure out how the
>> frog got in there, much less how it was surviving. So I took the pot
>> down and put is on the ground so that the poor thing could hop out if
>> it
>>
>> wanted and go find some food. Which, the frog had disappeared by a
>> couple hours later. So, I hung the pot back up and didn't see the frog
>> anymore- until yesterday. The frog was back in the catch tray AND in
>> the pot hanging next to it, there was another little frog. I thought,
>> how cool, I guess they are happy there, so just let them be. I have
>> one other hanging pot out back, but it doesn't get as much water, so
>> there was none in the catch tray. So, I filled up the watering can and
>
>> went to fill the catch tray in hopes of attracking another frog there.
>
>> Well, as I was filling up the tray, yet ANOTHER little frog popped his
>
>> head up! So, I stopped filling the tray, since it was already
>> occupied! I have no clue how the frogs get in or out of the pots- I'd
>> love to see this in action. I realize they have little suction cup
>> feet, but still- climbing up or down the plastic hangers can't be all
>> that easy. What do you think they eat??
>>
>> Happy to have some frogs in residence-
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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