Scads of frogs jumping in our pool....the drought must be causing it

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I keep doing pool patrol because the chlorine will kill them..

    Here's a photo of our frog rehab center...they are in fresh water to get the chlorine out.
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    Once in the tub awhile, they all seem to figure out how to get out
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    Our frogs appear to be in hibernation now as I haven't seen any for a while. With temperatures of -5 degrees at night I don't blame them!!
     
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    Frogs breath air,, chlorine water will not hurt them when they get that big ! Only tadpoles have to be careful about chlorine in water !
     
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    @mart it is because they are amphibians and their skin is permeable, it absorbs moisture. A chlorine pool or a salt water pool will poison them. I find if I am not quick enough getting them out, they become bloated looking and sluggish. If I let them chill in the fresh water bucket for a while, most recover.
     
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    I keep city water in our dogs water,, its an old sink and it does not bother our frogs ! Same young bullfrogs ! Maybe yours is more heavily chlorinated !
    What are you getting them out of ?? If a swimming pool,, they are more heavily chlorinated than normal city water !
    Oh,, I see it is a swimming pool,, there are other chemicals besides chlorine present in that water !
     
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    People nowadays don't seem to care about nature, and neither does paying attention to the needs and wellbeing of the little creatures around - Ever enters their mind... They just want to be indoors, surfing the internet on their smartphones.

    But seeing you are taking care of these frogs - Well let's just say that this is the best post I have had the pleasure of reading in a very long time!

    Please keep up the good work. :like:
     
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    Thanks S-H. Our kids really loved the pool when they were growing up. I have mixed feelings about it because it is not exactly ecologically sound. I assuage my conscience by trying to take a swim in it every day during the summer.

    Yeah mart, chlorine is a great sanitizer but unfortunately a pretty tough chemical. And the poor amphibians have such thin membrane-like skin. I think I read somewhere that they can even breath through their skin. So until we get some rain or the frogs go into hibernation, I'll be doing frog patrol!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    That green tub is "littered" with froggies!
    That was thoughtful of you to remove them from your pool. I guess that they could not get out otherwise...sorta like a "Swimming Pool California", what! It sounds like ribbiting work--frog patrolling.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Chuckle! "Swimming Pool California"!!! I am floored you know that reference.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Swimming Pool California---you can hop in but never toadally leave, right?

    It's an old song and we are not isolated from american music over here y'know. chortle.
    I have a tiny streamer that gets music and news from all over the world. Sometimes that older music is fun to listen to.
     
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    Never toadally leave!! Yes those poor toadies.
     
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