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
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
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.