Striped Marsh Frogs keeping my neighbours awake!

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Striped Marsh Frogs keeping my neighbours awake!

Postby ekkirby » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:32 pm

Hi, I have marsh frogs in my pond in the garden. They seem to be out of control and are making a real racket at night - and my neighbours are complaining - any ideas what I should do? Move them? Where? Buy some fish to put in the pond?

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Postby Evan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:58 pm

The following threads discuss this subject. They should give a pretty comprehensive view on the subject.

http://frogs.org.au/community/viewtopic.php?t=3223
http://frogs.org.au/community/viewtopic.php?t=2607
http://frogs.org.au/community/viewtopic.php?t=2249
http://frogs.org.au/community/viewtopic.php?t=1277

The frogs will eventually quieten down. It is just a very wet period at the moment, an they are loving it.

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Postby ekkirby » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:22 pm

OK.. but there have laid lots of eggs - I am a bit concerned they will take over my garden - I am in the city - they have nowhere to go! and the noise is going to get worse.. I think I have 5-8 big frogs and 1000's of eggs!

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Postby Evan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:30 pm

Very few of those eggs will reach to adults. There are many birds which prey on the young frogs, and the competition with the frogs which are already there will mean lots won't get enough food.

By the sounds of it, you already have tonnes of frogs. Getting more doesn't really add to the volume. There's a big difference between a few and lots, but not a big difference between lots and freakin' unbelievable.

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Postby ekkirby » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:36 pm

Phew - that's a relief - as there seems to be some sort of competition going on outside! Once 1 frog starts - it seems to send the rest into a frenzy.. I've read all the other notes and will advise my neighbours accordingly - I find ear plugs work a treat.

Appreciate your advice - THANKS


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