I found a frog in my bedroom

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  1. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I was lying in bed and heard a noise against the wall. Didn't think much of it at first as I assumed something must have just fallen, but curiosity got the best of me and I had a look.

    Much to my shock, I found a frog. Acting quickly I set out to trap the small thing and grabbed an empty shoe box and dropped it over the top of the frog. The frog escaped through a hole in the box. Patching up the hole I set out again to hunt it down. Found it and boxed it again.

    Now, it's in the corner of my room, but a shoe box over top of it. I don't know what to do with it. Frogs are not a common sight in New Zealand, let alone in someones bedroom.

    Anyone know what I should do?
     
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  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Put a carton or magazine under the box; hold the box close to the cover; bring it in front of the door; remove the cover and let the frog go ... Very simple ... You could also use the regular cover from the shoebox ...

    Or

    ... Invite as stork ... ( less easy)
     
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    Pick it up carefully in the shoebox and take it outside to the garden and release it.
     
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    Kiss it to see if it turns into prince / princess.
     
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    Got a pond or something nearby?
    They prefer moist environments.
    Pick it up gently, and transfer it there. Don't carry the frog too long in your hands, partly because of the heat of your hands upset the frog.

    We have an issue near our home, on warm humid evenings, toads come out onto the road, and we have to move them before they get squished.
     
  9. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No ponds that I know of. It has been raining a lot recently though.

    I'm not a fan of amphibians, insects, spiders or sea life. They creep me out so I try to avoid touching them where possible. So I took the lid of the shoe box, folded one end down and slid it under. Took the frog outside and let it go in the long wet grass in the field next door.

    The reason I asked what to do is, because if I'm correct in my identification of the frog (there's no a lot of frog species in NZ) that this frog wasn't found in this part of the country and is on the decline in the areas it does inhabit. I wasn't sure whether to set it free or to keep it safe and call the appropriate authorities.
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    NZ, as I'm sure you know has one of the strictest Quarantine regimes in the world....I think you should contact them...They are super fussy, and the frog may be a non resident of the country.



     
  11. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've already set the frog free, so tracking it down may be difficult. I'll give the local office a call later on once they're open and enquire about it.
     
  12. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :D Hahaha no, it didn't.

    It was a green frog, with browny golden patches on its back. About 70 - 80mm in length, very quiet aside from the noise it made bouncing off the inside of the box.

    I believe it was either the Southern Bell frog, or the Green and Golde Bell frog.
     
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  14. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The green wasn't so bold. It looked more like this guy:
    [​IMG]
     
  15. RKO macrumors 6502

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    LOL - yeah it's one ours from Down Under - Growling Grass Frog :D
     
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  17. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll go find it again and post it back to you then. :p
     
  18. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that's not a bad idea since it's listed on the endangered species list.
     
  19. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just woke up to the sound of another frog, this time being threatened by my cat.
     
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    If you find them both, maybe you can get them to fight.

     
  21. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wish I had thought of that :D

    Hopefully the second one I've found was the husband or wife of the first frog I found and went looking for it. With some luck, it'll be the last one I see.
     
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    :eek:


    I lost a frog in my bedroom....maybe it's the same one!
     
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    It's the same one, and your cat is some pissed that you keep setting his "gift" to you free. :(
     
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    D'jyaeetityet?
     

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