Friday, July 1, 2011

The Year of the Frog

We have had our pool for 15 years and have never had the problem we are having this year. FROGS! It started when we were late opening the pool and had bullfrog tadpoles in it.

So we got the tadpoles into the pond, and refilled the pool. It's nice and clear, and chlorinated. But the frogs keep coming. Every night there are at least 3 frogs singing in or around the pool. At first we didn't do anything and woke up to find frog eggs in the water. Now we have "Frog Alert". Our son Eric goes out every evening and catches the frogs using a flashlight, and takes them over to the pond. EVERY NIGHT!
Eric seems to enjoy it, but I'm wondering if this is going to go on all summer.

We love wildlife, but sheesh! Give us a break. 


Carmen C. said...

OH MY! We've never had that thankfully although our neighbors have a pond with tons of them (hope they stay there!) In the next town over there was a BEAR that went in someone's pool a couple weeks ago and tore the liner all up them left, LOL, guess he wanted a quick swim;)

Sheila said...

I can't for the life of me understand why there are so bad this year! I can't wait to see them in person. Maybe they need a couple of kids to chase them all away.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Goodness! I'd think it would get tiring after a while doing that every evening!

We're putting a pond in this fall and I hope to have a frog or two!

Cheryl said...

Hmmm I'd google this and see if there is something you could do to prevent them from even coming near your pool. Maybe you should create a "wet" area for them to go to instead???