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#1 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 14:57

Yes, but I didnt lick it though(too early in the day, saving it for later...j/k),

 

I was turning over the organic compost heap, and nearly got it with the fork, lucky hit, just saw it in time.

 

What's strange is that there are no ponds, or streams for at least half a mile away, and its all urban development in between, So it looks like an adult, how could it have got there?, and tell me which unexpected strange creatures have you encountered in your garden?




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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:04

Tell me which unexpected strange creatures have you encountered in your garden?

Oh teh possibilities.

 

Toads/frogs are good biological indicators... eg. it means pollution/contamination is NOT that bad around where you live.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:13

I found a Cane Toad in my garden once, killed it good



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:15

Did u kiss it?



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:18

Just saw a pretty huge Woodpecker swoop in our yard over the weekend. That's about it  :)

 

Oh and I did find a dead frog in the corner of our garage while cleaning :p



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:26

Delicious! Did you eat it?



#7 OP He's Dead Jim

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:01

Oh teh possibilities.

 

Toads/frogs are good biological indicators... eg. it means pollution/contamination is NOT that bad around where you live.

Thats good news, my "wildlife garden" is working :)

 

I found a Cane Toad in my garden once, killed it good

aww, shame... :(

 

Did u kiss it?

Oh no, I'm the handsome prince round here :D

 

Just saw a pretty huge Woodpecker swoop in our yard over the weekend. That's about it  :)

 

Oh and I did find a dead frog in the corner of our garage while cleaning :p

Yes, I've had a couple of woodpeckers, and various other birds here :)

 

Delicious! Did you eat it?

C'mon, I've bacon in the fridge :D



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:14

What's strange is that there are no ponds, or streams for at least half a mile away, and its all urban development in between

I think frogs are the ones who prefer water. toads like to live on land and dry environments.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:31

 

aww, shame... :(

 

 

No shame, they're poisonous and an invasive species. We're required to kill any found



#10 exotoxic

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:42

Toads don't really like wet environments. Had 2 in my garden don't know where they came from but i found one dead, it got trapped underneath the bin :(



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:50

I think frogs are the ones who prefer water. toads like to live on land and dry environments.

OK, they always breed in wet places though?

 

No shame, they're poisonous and an invasive species. We're required to kill any found

Ah, didnt realise that, yup they upset the ecology, like mink here in scotland. killem!

 

Toads don't really like wet environments. Had 2 in my garden don't know where they came from but i found one dead, it got trapped underneath the bin :(

OK, I'm learning here, which is a good thing :)