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Title: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on July 26, 2011, 02:24:16 AM
It has been years since I have seen one here in the yard what a welcome sight it made my day!
  :o ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Toad2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: rabid_dingo on July 26, 2011, 03:06:50 AM
Down here in CO I am thick with them. One just happened to scare the beejeezus out of me. Thought it was a rat!
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: rabid_dingo on July 26, 2011, 03:18:50 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hs_xzSF441Q/Ti4xibvZX9I/AAAAAAAAAwY/pX39YDvVZu4/s816/11+-+1)

I had to take a pic of the one that made me scream like a little girl... 8)

I actually jumped a bit when it jumped into my line of sight from the grass.   :o
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on July 26, 2011, 03:37:26 AM
Down here in CO I am thick with them. One just happened to scare the beejeezus out of me. Thought it was a rat!

We should work out a deal....you can fly some up to me....lol....

Edit:  I saw a second one out the back door just now. Must be my irrigating...Whatever, they are
welcome here and please help clean up some Skeeters! 
Amphibians are seemingly on the decline and what wonderful critters for the most part you can
handle them without fear....
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: vorlaufthegreat on July 26, 2011, 05:21:03 AM
Down here in CO I am thick with them. One just happened to scare the beejeezus out of me. Thought it was a rat!


When we take our dog out to the dog park at Chatfield Reservoir he catches at least 20 or so in the evenings. It's hilarious to watch him. He will swat them with his paw to make them jump then catch them in his mouth. Drops them, rinse and repeat. Not sure who gets the most entertainment out of it, the dog or us.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: euge on July 26, 2011, 06:02:17 AM
+1 Since we got a bit of rain they've been singing at night. :D They are welcome here.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: rabid_dingo on July 26, 2011, 06:25:12 AM
Not sure if they make a dent in the 'squito population out here. But I welcome them nonetheless. My biggest issue is that they, lately, have decided to "cruise" my driveway. When I get home from work and I open the garage door they make a run for under my brewing counter. Found one dried up in a corner today. I hope to avoid it, but they hide from a perceived predator and I cant keep em out. I love hearing them in the night after a rain...
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: punatic on July 26, 2011, 07:51:55 AM
We have those guys here too, only they are the giants of the bufo world.  They are larger than grapefriuts and weigh several pounds.  Like Neville Longbottom's toad Trevor, only bigger.

Their smaller cousins in Florida sing a mating song that is a kind of high pitched trilling.  I used to lay in bed and enjoy listening to them sing.  Here in Hawaii their mating song has a distinct jackhammer-like quality to it.  Kind of like someone doing a very loud drumroll on a hollow log.  It took me a while to figure out what the sound was when I first moved here.  I would get pissed at my neighbor for doing loud woodworking at all hours of the night, until I realized it was horny toads...   :D
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: uthristy on July 26, 2011, 11:19:10 AM
Over in Port Orange when it rains the frogs cover the roads :o gross as they POP under the wheels, funny but up here by Gainesville I don't see many frogs.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on July 26, 2011, 12:12:25 PM
I realized it was horny toads...   :D

Don't be dissn my avatar!   ::)
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: ccarlson on July 26, 2011, 12:42:00 PM
That frog is not a horny toad, although your avatar looks like one.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: pinnah on July 26, 2011, 12:55:09 PM
 8)  What kind of toad do you have there?  Great Plains toad? 

That fat bastard Dingo has in the garage is some imported bull frog,
they are taking over the state and spreading fungus. 

I am partial to the leopard frogs around here.
One surprised me in the garden last week.
Cool.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: weithman5 on July 26, 2011, 01:21:33 PM
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When we take our dog out to the dog park at Chatfield Reservoir he catches at least 20 or so in the evenings. It's hilarious to watch him. He will swat them with his paw to make them jump then catch them in his mouth. Drops them, rinse and repeat. Not sure who gets the most entertainment out of it, the dog or us.

in the fall and winter my dog is all about hunting mice, but in the spring and summer it is frog season.  she froths at the mouth when she gets the sent and goes nuts.  the problem is when she eats them she burps and passes the worst smelling gas ever, i prefer mice season ;D
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on July 26, 2011, 01:46:40 PM
8)  What kind of toad do you have there?  Great Plains toad?  

That fat bastard Dingo has in the garage is some imported bull frog,
they are taking over the state and spreading fungus.  

I am partial to the leopard frogs around here.
One surprised me in the garden last week.
Cool.
Pinnah, I ain' saying the name of that toad cause if I say the wrong thing, then all of a sudden
my entire world crashes down into a "Habitat" and I loose .....Edit: besides that I ain't  no Herpatologist.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: pinnah on July 26, 2011, 03:24:07 PM

Pinnah, I ain' saying the name of that toad cause if I say the wrong thing, then all of a sudden
my entire world crashes down into a "Habitat" and I loose .....Edit: besides that I ain't  no Herpatologist.

 :D Fair enough.  Toad is a toad, and having habitat to get one in is good stuff.

I was just out moving water in the pasture,
kicked up a snipe
went over to where it had been and found a dismembered frog.

I did not know snipe were frog hunters?
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: jeffy on July 26, 2011, 03:35:31 PM

Pinnah, I ain' saying the name of that toad cause if I say the wrong thing, then all of a sudden
my entire world crashes down into a "Habitat" and I loose .....Edit: besides that I ain't  no Herpatologist.

 :D Fair enough.  Toad is a toad, and having habitat to get one in is good stuff.

I was just out moving water in the pasture,
kicked up a snipe
went over to where it had been and found a dismembered frog.

I did not know snipe were frog hunters?

I didn't know snipe even existed!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on July 26, 2011, 04:38:36 PM
Frogs...(not toads so much) are way down on da food chain
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: Kit B on August 01, 2011, 05:52:52 PM
Around here, we have leopard frogs & big-ass bullfrogs.
The leopard frogs are good to listen to, at night.
The bullfrogs sound like they're barking at you.
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: Slowbrew on August 01, 2011, 07:55:02 PM

Pinnah, I ain' saying the name of that toad cause if I say the wrong thing, then all of a sudden
my entire world crashes down into a "Habitat" and I loose .....Edit: besides that I ain't  no Herpatologist.

 :D Fair enough.  Toad is a toad, and having habitat to get one in is good stuff.

I was just out moving water in the pasture,
kicked up a snipe
went over to where it had been and found a dismembered frog.

I did not know snipe were frog hunters?

I didn't know snipe even existed!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt

News to me too.  The next thing you know someone will actually figure out how to, successfully, go Cow Tipping.   :o

Paul
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on August 02, 2011, 07:10:08 PM
Another  ;D
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Toad22011.jpg)
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: punatic on August 02, 2011, 07:36:43 PM
Another  ;D
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Toad22011.jpg)

A fine example of Bufo americanus!  AKA pee and flee
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: pinnah on August 02, 2011, 08:16:31 PM
 :D

Shoot, I was going with woodhousii. ;)


Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: punatic on August 02, 2011, 09:44:36 PM
By golly, I think you're right.  Look at that white line down the back.  Cannot see if its got spots on the belly or not
Title: Re: Bufo in the yard (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on August 04, 2011, 01:54:35 AM
If I did not know those were shingle particles, I would be mining my
cement for colored gemstones.... ;D

http://www.odditycentral.com/funny/man-makes-a-living-scraping-the-sidewalk-for-gold-and-diamonds.html (http://www.odditycentral.com/funny/man-makes-a-living-scraping-the-sidewalk-for-gold-and-diamonds.html)