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Frogs ?

Sadly I have no photo to better pose this question with, as it was dark.

I live in Devon and was driving down a hilly lane on way home form work tonight at about 17.30. I had to stop suddenly and only hope I did not hit any of them. There was a little army of frogs crossing the road from a very muddy field where there is a stream.

Does anyone know if that is normal this time of year? I usually see them there about February time.

I had a look on BBC sites but could not find anything on when/where they hibernate or if they are present all year.

Posted at 13th Nov 2008 - 07:17PM   Posted by Crucifix   Frogs ? Comments: 6

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Cait's Avatar Perhaps they were going to a partySmile

Posted by: Cait on 13th Nov 2008 at 08:02PM

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Faith's Avatar Hey Ho said Rowley!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Nov 2008 at 08:37PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I await clarification.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Nov 2008 at 08:42PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Maybe they can't find the 'croakroom'

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 13th Nov 2008 at 09:02PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar They were offered the latest Book Club book, but they had read it . . .

I would have said very unusual they are usually on the move around mating time in early Spring.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Nov 2008 at 10:21PM

Froggy Goings-on
It's good to know you saw an army of frogs, Crucifix. There's been a decline in frogs this last two or three years - there's a virus killing them off.

The ones you saw will have been making their way to a pond or lake to hibernate in the mud at the bottom. It's a bit late for them to be doing this but, in most areas, the weather has been rather confusing for wildlife and plant life this year with a couple of warmer than usual days in with the rain and wind.

Or, if they were actually leaving a muddy stream maybe they'd started to hibernate there but then unseasonally warm weather woke them and they thought it was Spring already.

Posted by: PatP on 16th Nov 2008 at 10:13AM

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