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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 6:15 am 
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Walked the creek yesterday and spotted hundreds of young bullfrogs just like this one. Well, almost bullfrogs. :wink:

They are dumb as a box of rocks. Probably why they have to lay so many eggs. Could have caught this one with my teeth. It's 4 1/2 inches long.


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I'm already seeing quite a few this size already.


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:31 am 
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That's a big guy! I'm used to our little tree frogs, which are little specks when they hatch. No legs here yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:06 pm 
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There was a friend of my grandfather's who imported some frogs which he called Arkansas Croakers, I kid you not these things were well over 3 ft in length when extended. the tadpoles must have been 2 ft and weighed over 5 lb each! We'd go and move the tadpoles from the dry ponds to the creek each year. That was one of my funnest memories, catching huge slimey things :D


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Mentha wrote:
There was a friend of my grandfather's who imported some frogs which he called Arkansas Croakers, I kid you not these things were well over 3 ft in length when extended. the tadpoles must have been 2 ft and weighed over 5 lb each! We'd go and move the tadpoles from the dry ponds to the creek each year. That was one of my funnest memories, catching huge slimey things :D

Get out!!! :shock: ... now you're pulling MY leg aren't you?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:13 am 
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Stutters,
He imported them for the Calavaras Frog Jumping Contest. Unfortunately, they were disqualified because they weren't "native." I was told they were the kind of frogs used for frog legs.


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Rhonda, I know the kind of bullfrogs you are talking about. When I was a kid, my father and some of his buddies used to go frog gigging. Some of the frogs he would bring home were as big as a very small dog!! Stutters, that's no joke! Some of those frog legs were almost as big as a chicken leg!! They were deliceous. But, something that I enjoied almost as much as I enjoied eating them was watching momma fry them. Those dudes would hit the hot grease in the skillet and they would kick like crazy! The fresher the frog legs were, the more they would kick! It was quite entertainig, to say the least!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:23 am 
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WiggleIt, that looks like my ex-brother-in-law that the fellow is holding up!! Seriously, that could easily be his twin... beer gut and all!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:21 am 
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That's one big frog, that was about the size of the ones we'd catch. However my uncle was lazy and would use an electric current to shock them, then we'd net the buggers.


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That's a picture of the Goliath frog. Endangered species... biggest bullfrog known and from Africa... think they still export a few for pets.


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