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FROG/TOADS #1
HI

I ahve discovered about 9 frogs/toads in my pond, can i safely remove them and take them down a local stream about 500yds away?

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Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...
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Re: FROG/TOADS #2
Hi Chopper.

To be honest there is no real point in removing them, more will always show up because you have a pond. They won't cause any damage to your fish and they eat all the slugs and stuff from the garden so they are good to have around
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Re: FROG/TOADS #3
Hi

thanks for your response, my main concern ws being overrun with frog spawn and any effects that may have on my pond and fishes.

keith

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Re: FROG/TOADS #4
Don't worry, your fish will more than likely eat most of the tadpoles
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Re: FROG/TOADS #5
Guess you could remove the frogs spawn instead if needed I believe frogs can cause fish some trouble if they decide to grip hold of them in spawning which I have seen a picture of somewhere so guess you just need to monitor them
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Re: FROG/TOADS #6
yes in the spring some male frogs cant get "any" so try to have their wicked little way with passing fish, normally grabbing it by the gills, not good for the fish and are difficult to get off sometimes
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Re: FROG/TOADS #7
I thought frogs always returned to the place they were spawned to breed...we used to have about 60+ frogs (usually sat on top of each other) and during the spawning season they'd all disapear.

I can't remember ever having frog spawn in our pond, despite my attempts as a child to pursuade my dad we should have some ;)
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Re: FROG/TOADS #8
Toads return to the same pond to spawn, frogs will head back in the same direction but will stop in any old pond to spawn. I guess they are more lazy than toads
Remember, some frogs and toads are protected so it is illegal to move them, so if you want to throw out the spawn it is best to check up on the species first.