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Frog scream!

Was cutting back lady’s mantle today & a frog hopped out. Didn’t want it get onto rd so picked it up & put in border. It hopped off but made a terrible sort of screaming noise. Felt terrible, not heard a frog do that before. Anyone heard this before?


  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    Yes, I have. I picked up a frog to carry it to the safety of long grass. It wasn't very big so I had it gently cupped in two hands. The scream it gave out was so out of proportion to its size! I peeked at it and its mouth was wide open as it let out the noise.  It was very startling but thankfully I held onto it until I reached the long grass.
    A really strange thing to hear.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,352
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    yeah it yes it was really quite loud & scary for such a small thing!!
  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 1,048
    Our next door neighbours cats have brought a few frogs in to "play with" and apparently they scream horribly. I rescued one from the cat the other day and it never made a murmur. 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,352
    It must be a species thing.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,315
    Yes, I accidentally trod on a frog’s foot or something while walking through some tall wet grass and it certainly let me know about it.

    It leapt away from me.

    I don’t think I hurt it too much. 😬
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  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    It may be a tactic to frighten, therefore let go.
    It scared me.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,937
    Yes, I've heard it too, once.
    I was pruning an old bay a few years ago in the summer and I heard a loud scream almost like a baby screech and quite loud.
    I never found the culprit, but assumed it was a frog or toad

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,562
    there are a few videos on you tube, 
  • pugslovesunpugslovesun Posts: 300
    thanks all. Good to know I’m the only one & it’s not an alien!😆
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