Amphibians & Reptiles 2020

  • Perhaps they are attracted to the garlic, cream and white wine you lace the pond with....?
  • Well ... the stormy weather hasn't dampened their ardour ...

    Not found any spawn yet but her belly looks big & fat ... hope I get to it before the Goldfish do¬

    This one seems to be waiting his turn! Lol

    This one is in the baby Goldfishes pond ... has drowned slug for company!!

     

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  • She does look pretty big, so I guess you will have spawn soon. I have looked but not seen one yet.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Last night ...

    This morning ... I jump up & down with excitement

    Better view

    Didn't like how marauding large goldfish were closing in so scooped it up in lightweight plastic sieve

    Which fortunately floats on the water (lovely to see sunshine but no help with pics!)

    Safe for now ... wait to see if any hatch ... maybe 8-10 days if lucky but can be up to 21 depending on which site one reads!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Saw another mating pair last night, female with rather rotund belly ... more frogspawn today! Wow

     

     2013 photos & vids here

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  • Still not seen either frog or spawn yet. Hopefully you are a couple of days ahead and not that I've missed it ... again

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Am in the balmy (barmy) South East Nige so likely why mine are already producing ... keep looking down!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Anither batch this morning ... team frog working well!  Nine frogs in the ponds this evening, one mating pair!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Frog count tonight ... 4 mating pairs + 4 single individuals ... where do they all come from?? No more spawn though!

    Edit:  After looking back at pic I posted of spawn in protective sieve & Mick telling me he'd seen frogs in there a couple times I just checked to find much more volume of spawn in there ... ooooh ... trained frogs!! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Came down Cornwall for a few weeks and a lady who my partner to be told us there was spawn in a field just down the lane in a puddle but it always dry's up so will save it amd put it in a large tube like I do back home :)

    Jim

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