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Frog spawn, first of the year.

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jerrydog:

Live in Lancashire and as yet no frog spawn. But what I have found is a lot of frogs in pond with strange disease. Skin spit mainly around limb joints. An odd one or two with limbs missing. Theses don't live long, usually dead after a day or two.

Is anyone else coming across this phenomenon

Regards

I remember reading last year that there was a disease attacking our native frogs with exactly those symptoms. It sounded very serious, but we have not seen any evidence of this in our frogs yet. Try a search on the web for the stories, it hit national news.

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I have seen spawn in the garden pond but not in any lakes / bigger ponds yet.


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Still no sign in my pond. The whole area is dominated by the biggest ruddy frog I have ever seen !! Its belowing croak rattles my window panes ! It's probably frightening all the girls off !


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MrWiggly:

Still no sign in my pond. The whole area is dominated by the biggest ruddy frog I have ever seen !! Its belowing croak rattles my window panes ! It's probably frightening all the girls off !

Sounds like you may have one of the escaped US bullfrogs in your garden. May be worth reporting to your local wldlife trust as I seem to recall they were doing surveys on them at one point to try and find out how many there are and where they've colonised.

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Talking of Bullfrogs, there was a short period of time when you could buy the things in petshops etc...now that's what you call a tadpole!!!


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The loose lines gone..STRIKE.

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Koi,

 

I wouldn't worry about the frosts killing the frogspawn. I have seen f/s trapped in ice & yet it had'nt frozen! The tadpoles hatched & developed as normal, makes you wonder whether they have some form of natural antifreeze.


Peter.

 

The loose lines gone..STRIKE.

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We've got about 50-60 frogs in our pond now, and saw our first lumps of spawn. Although a lot of the tadpoles are eaten by fish, you will be surprised how many survive :)

 

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peter mccue:

Koi,

 

I wouldn't worry about the frosts killing the frogspawn. I have seen f/s trapped in ice & yet it had'nt frozen! The tadpoles hatched & developed as normal, makes you wonder whether they have some form of natural antifreeze.

Cool. Pretty hardy stuff then!

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Originally posted by jerrydog:

Live in Lancashire and as yet no frog spawn. But what I have found is a lot of frogs in pond with strange disease. Skin spit mainly around limb joints. An odd one or two with limbs missing. Theses don't live long, usually dead after a day or two.

Is anyone else coming across this phenomenon

Regards

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I remember reading last year that there was a disease attacking our native frogs with exactly those symptoms. It sounded very serious, but we have not seen any evidence of this in our frogs yet. Try a search on the web for the stories, it hit national news.

 

 

Just found out I have Red Leg

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