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Re: bullfrogs


Introduced in Texas or N America?  I always thought they were natives to the
south (southeast that is) I love listening to them at night. The pond in
front of my house has a constant chorus of frogs after dark.
Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bullfrogs


> Did know that the bullfrog is the largest frog in North America....not
sure
> about it's exact native or naturalized areas, but it is an introduced
species
> here and out west where it is not native and causes much harm to the
native
> species, as its behavior is well explained in your posting.
>
> Many folks have (introduce) bullfrogs in their ponds.....the frogs are
> enjoyable, sociable little critters until they are large, then everyone of
them
> wants to relocate them away from their ponds....unfortunately this is
usually in
> the wild.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
>
> In a message dated 6/24/2003 11:06:11 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> >
> > Did you mean that the bullfrog is not native to your area? Rana
> > catesbeiana is a North American native amphibian, at least to the area
> > east of the high plains. It is our largest frog, and eats anything it
> > can get into its mouth including baby birds and (reportedly) bats! We
> > discovered this to our dismay, when DH discovered one trapped in the
> > sieve around the pump for our pond in late fall. He brought it in and
> > put it into the terrarium with our firebellied toads. Needless to say,
> > it thought it had died and gone to heaven! After one toad disappeared
> > and the others cowered and refused to come out in the open, the
> > bullfrog got his own quarters until spring!
> > Cathy
>
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