Orgy in my Pond!!

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Orgy in my Pond!!

Post by Holger Woldric » Mon, 14 Jul 1997 04:00:00



Hi all.

I've been out of touch with you people for a bit.
But I've not forgotten you.

I awoke Saturday morning at 5am and I heard the Toads again.
I spang out of bed and dashed towards the front door.
Evryone was at it, The toads and the leopard frog.
Man was it loud out there!
I went to get some coffee and a flash light,then my hunt was on.
I slowly crawled around the pond hunting down the various different
sounds I heard. Finally I saw one of the toads making the loud sound.
I was in heaven, Today I saw the creature that has been making the
mysterious sound that was baffling everyone.
He looked at me and then just went about his business.
After about an hour of sitting out there I noticed six toads in three
pairs. The males on the back of females hopping around the pond.
They hopped for a good spot to jump into the water. Then I saw them
laying the eggs. There were bazillions of them. In the next six to ten
days I'll have thousands of tadpoles.
Then I saw a snail laying eggs on the pickeral rush.
Also I saw my leopard frog that I hadn't seen or heard for two months!
Everybody was gettin it, a regular roman *** going on in my pond.
I'd never seen so much action in one short three hour period around my
pond.
They are out there again tonight making all kinds of racket.
After all that I have seen today, I consider myself a toad expert.
I watched every move they made. The discovery channel just cant match
this!
Talk about exciting. I was so pumped up I couldn't stand it.
I still don't know whether it was the coffee or all the mating going on.
July is the last month for toads to mate according to some info I found,
so I guess they're going to make this one count.

Just wanted to share my experiences.
Holger
Lakeland,Fl.

 
 
 

Orgy in my Pond!!

Post by xs.. » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00


.. know the feeling.. got a tape of frogs and toad (one species, but it
sings).. have been "pond crawling" (eco-freak version of  "pub crawl") .. now
I know the sound and saw a "Copes grey tree frog" vs a Grey tree frog,
Leopards sound like a "balloon being rubbed", the "loose Banjo string wang"
of a Green frog, the "bass" of a Bullfrog.. and look forward next year to the
Spring peepers, Chorus frogs, Wood frogs, etc.. to know them is to tolerate
them in the pond, I guess.. solo



Quote:
>Evryone was at it, The toads and the leopard frog.
>Man was it loud out there!


 
 
 

Orgy in my Pond!!

Post by Ken Felsm » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I know the sound and saw a "Copes grey tree frog" vs a Grey tree frog,

I've had a CD of frog calls for a year now and I still can't tell the
difference between H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor in the wild.  You've
got a good ear.  It does help you to appreciate nature when you can hear a
call and be able to say,..hmmm Grey Treefrog (Hyla  versicolor).  Course my
wife thinks I'm a dweeb ;-)

Ken
Ken Felsman

http://www.assembly.uiuc.edu/kfelsman

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Orgy in my Pond!!

Post by xs.. » Thu, 24 Jul 1997 04:00:00


.. the tape I listened to has both singing at once.. alternately and the guy
breaks in saying "Copes", "Grey", "Copes", "Grey", "Copes", "Grey",  .. it is
one of the joys of being a scientist that the more I know about how things
"work" or I know the names, the greater joy I have of the world...
fortunately, my husband is a science dweeb too <g>... solo

Quote:

>I've had a CD of frog calls for a year now and I still can't tell the
>difference between H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor in the wild.  You've
>got a good ear.  It does help you to appreciate nature when you can hear a
>call and be able to say,..hmmm Grey Treefrog (Hyla  versicolor).  Course my
>wife thinks I'm a dweeb ;-)


 
 
 

Orgy in my Pond!!

Post by Goldfis » Tue, 05 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Heh, heh!  I can't tell the species, but I can tell the individuals
sometimes.  Last summer we had a huge female toad and her small mate who
went at it nightly.  He could scream, "WaaAAH?"  in a rather high voice,
and she would answer, in a deep gravelly voice, "Mama!"

Quote:
> .. the tape I listened to has both singing at once.. alternately and the guy
> breaks in saying "Copes", "Grey", "Copes", "Grey", "Copes", "Grey",  .. it is
> one of the joys of being a scientist that the more I know about how things
> "work" or I know the names, the greater joy I have of the world...
> fortunately, my husband is a science dweeb too <g>... solo


> >I've had a CD of frog calls for a year now and I still can't tell the
> >difference between H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor in the wild.  You've
> >got a good ear.  It does help you to appreciate nature when you can hear a
> >call and be able to say,..hmmm Grey Treefrog (Hyla  versicolor).  Course my
> >wife thinks I'm a dweeb ;-)

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