Friday, 2 January 2009

Frog, Eggs & Slug

It is amazing what a little rain can do for our outside bath tub which has been turned into a fish pond. Our local frog population now claim it as another frog pond and have taken to breeding in there.

The egg mass is most likely of the Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii).

We also have Tusked Frog (Adelotus brevis), Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), and Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria Fallax), to name a few we have seen or heard in our ponds.
Not too good when one of the ponds is near the bedrooms, some nights the sound is deafening.

Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea)

I came across this slug Triboniophorus graeffei while I was cleaning around one of the ponds.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 2009.


Duncan said...

Even if the calling is hard to take at night Neil, you are very fortunate to have frogs around you. I've seen a big decline down here over the past 60 years.

Neil said...

Hi Duncan
We also have cane toads here which we try to keep under control, so every frog is a bonus for us.