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What should I do with the frog under my floor?

Hello,

I hope somebody can give us some advice. We noticed the sound of a frog coming from under our floor by our back door recently. It would come and go so recently I made it easy to remove floorboard around where the sound was coming from. 

Yesterday, I heard the frog and carefully lifted the floor to see him croaking away. We have loads of them in the garden and have encouraged them a with a little pond and wildlife corner to the garden. we like that they are a natural pest killer. The chap under the floor looked healthily and well fed. But what would you do? Should we move him back outside? It's now really cold outside with frost each night. All the outdoor frogs seem to have disapeared I guess they are all tucked up for winter. So in or out?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,957

    He is probably going to bed down for the winter. Outside he may freeze unless you can provide him with a suitable habitat.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,254

    GIVE HIM A KISS AND SEE IF HE TURNS INTO A PRINCE.

    OTHERWISE JUST LEAVE HIM TO CROAK HIS WAY THROUGH THE WINTER WEATHER. HE'LL HOP OFF WHEN HE'S READY.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,912

    Yes, leave her alone - she's found a place that she considers suitable to spend the winter - or at least the current cold snap.  I think it's a female - I remember reading somewhere that it's the males that spend the winter in the mud at the bottom of the ponds, and the females that find sheltered spots 'on dry land'.  I suggest that Esmeralda is a suitable name image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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    Here she is! 

  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 435

    Looks cozy to me. Perfect frog space. My greenhouse is like Frogadilly Circus at the moment - at least a dozen females all happy in the humidity. If you want to help, place a bowl of water down there to keep up the humidity, but she should be fine and will move if it's not suitable.

    PS. Frogs actually don't hibernate as such, they can often be found foraging on milder winter evenings, so quite natural that you hear the croaking.

    Last edited: 08 December 2016 20:02:18

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,233

    Nice poem Edd image  I'd leave well alone, putting the frog back outside would encourage her to use up valuable energy searching for somewhere else. I like to create a heap of prunings,grass clippings etc for them to shelter in image

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