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Do frogs or toads make sounds in the UK?

Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,903

Several times today while sitting near the pond I heard a sound that reminded me of frog sounds I have heard, but not in this country.

It was a low toned ug-gug-gug-gug-gug if that makes senseimage

Never heard this before from a UK frog but that's what it reminded me of. I couldn't see what was making the noise, it seemed to be coming from either the edge or the surface of the pond...

Any ideas, folks?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Yes they do, especially in the mating seasonimage

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,903

    Cool- I've heard them squeak in the past but not this - glad to hear that it's a citizen frog and not some mad escaped petimage

    Cheers Nutimage

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i wish this forum had a 'like' button edd image

  • paulk2paulk2 Posts: 184

    I've only heard it the once, but frogs make very odd noises when a strimmer goes over them image

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Could it be a cricket?  

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 8,941

    Frogs are vociferous in their mating season and, quite often, the odd one or two like to have a quick "growl" in the early summer too.

    One thing I did notice tho was that French frogs do seem noisier than English ones.  Probably a "cultural" thingimage


  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,903

    I've almost forgotten the sound now but I don't think it was a cricket, at least the ones I have heard before as the noise wasn't high or 'whirring' - interesting suggestion though Pam, thank youimage

    My first thought was frog and they are lurking about in the garden - never heard this sound before though. Thanks for the info Philippaimage


  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Was only a thought Victoria. Sadly, although I didn't  think there was anything wrong with hearing, can't hear crickets now although my children can. Must be an age thing as I'm now 27 image.

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    wish I wasimage

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