vicious frog in mulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    man, you shoulda seen him, he was huge, and had teeth like an aligator. i was pitchforking some cedar mulch out of the back of the truck, when i saw some wiggling. i looked, and what the heck, a frog. i couldnt tell what color it was, cus it was dirty from the mulch, but, when i went to pick it up, it snapped at me, and hissed! sounded like a cat! it made me jump back a couple feet. so i scouped him with the shovel and tossed him in the woods. anyone know what kind of frog it could have been? hope i never see one again.
     
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    Maybe it was a cat!!:D :D
     
  3. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cats dont let you scoop them.
     
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    They would if it was a pitchfork!!!:) :)
     
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds a bit like my mother in law. Well, with the snapping and hissing that is.
     
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Bobby, based on your location, there's a few choices when it comes to big amphibians.

    Bullfrog - More pointed snout, and humped back. But thier call doesn't sound like what you described.

    American Toad - More rounded snout, fat and roundish body, a lot of warts. Again, their call doesn't sound like what you described.

    And then there's the:

    Fowlers Toad - Very similar to an American Toad. And according to a book I have in front of me, it's call is said to be like a "waaaaaaah!". Or "an explosive wheeze". I suppose this could sound somewhat like a cat as you described.
    So, this would be my best guess.
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    You weren't by chance working near a chemical or nuclear waste site were ya bobby?
     
  8. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, you never know in Jersey.:D
     
  9. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now Bobby, a frog with teeth?????????
     
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Kermit!
     

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