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vicious frog in mulch

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

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    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
    Messages: 1,622

    Maybe it was a cat!!:D :D
  3. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Cats dont let you scoop them.
  4. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    They would if it was a pitchfork!!!:) :)
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Sounds a bit like my mother in law. Well, with the snapping and hissing that is.
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    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
    Messages: 9,501

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

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Yeah, you never know in Jersey.:D
  9. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Now Bobby, a frog with teeth?????????
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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