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Live Frog

    …innocuous demeanor frogs are tough little critters. They have evolved ways to survive in some of the harshest climates on the earth including the Arctic Circle Mojave Desert and everywhere in between. So don't worry: The ones living in your pond - likely a type of green aquatic frog or bullfrog -…
    …What They Eat This omnivore's preferred meals include just about anything it can capture and swallow including aquatic plants invertebrates fish frogs reptiles birds and small mammals. Snapping turtles also clean-up your pond by consuming carrion (or dead animals). In a farm or swimming pond a…
    …for almost three years before transforming into adults. From Aquatic to Terrestrial A toad's and frog's physical development from tadpole (or pollywog) to adult are similar. As tadpoles they live exclusively in the water and nibble on aquatic plants for nourishment. At first their bodies are long…
    …of food a body of water and shoreline vegetation. These guys chow on a variety of greens and protein including roots stems and buds as well as frogs snails and fish. Besides eating cattails and other marginal aquatic plants muskrats also use their honed teeth to cut down the plants and use them…
    …their eggs in water preferring it to be still clear dark and safe from critters like fish and frogs that nosh on the larvae when they emerge. To protect themselves the bloodworms actually create and live in tiny half-inch tubes they build from mud algae and other naturally occurring resources. Look…
    …from sticking around as well. * Relocate: Once snapping turtles and muskrats have worn out their welcome you can help them find a new home by using live traps. Turtle traps can be baited with fish or meat and place in shallow areas of the pond with the top of the cage exposed while muskrat traps can…
    …wildlife a lake or large pond will bring. Animals of all sorts gravitate toward water. Depending on where you live you can expect to see wild birds and waterfowl raccoons turtles frogs butterflies and dragonflies not to mention all the underwater life. These animals will call the pond and your…
    …install a disappearing fountain or saw them on your favorite DIY show. Water gardens and decorative features bring many benefits to your outdoor living space. Here are just a few to consider: * The Serenity of Flowing Water: Whether you are in an urban courtyard or suburban neighborhood moving water…