Tiny Frog


This tiny frog is from our natural swimming pool where it began as a tadpole several weeks ago. I think from the looks of this one that it will end up being a toad. Toads are wonderful in the garden, eating up the bugs and slugs. In the pool little guys like this often end up getting eaten by the fish. I have noticed the population of tadpoles and little frogs is decreasing and the fish are looking rather rotund.

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4 Responses to Tiny Frog

  1. pablo says:

    Our tadpole season in Missouri is long over, but the frogs sing for me a good deal.

  2. M isty says:

    Be aware that there is a worldwide epidemic of a fungus that is killing amphibians in droves: http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/publications/c-disease/

    Hopefully that is not why you are seeing a reduction in frogs. It’s a huge problem worldwide. :(

  3. Misty, thank for the interesting link. The fungus isn’t the issue in this case. Rather it is the fish eating the tadpoles and little frogs. We have large comets and goldfish in the swimming pool. The are the top of the food chain. I had put the tadpoles into the pool in part with the idea that they would be food for the fish. The fish also eat any bugs that make the mistake of going in the water.

  4. malaney says:

    not the frog i got in my swimming pool

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