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Peepers

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HotRodSteve, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Poster Extraordinaire

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    I moved into this house almost a year ago, it's near a lake so I figure'd there would be peepers in early spring but so far nothing. How do people live somewhere where there are no peepers?

     
  2. stxrus

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    The little frog with a very loud mouth. They can go from relaxing to annoying in short order. For the most part I like them and their calls

    There seem to be less here (especially on my side of the island) in the past couple of years.

    When I was in St Vincent there were thousands of them in the Young Island area, where me anchored up. When I went ashore to use the phone or grab a beer it was sometimes almost impossible to hold a conversation they were so loud. And occasionally one would jump on you as they were chasing bugs attracted to the lights on the phone stations.
     
  3. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    We heard the first lonely peep a few days ago.
    Another week or so they will out in force.

    i'm guessing you will be hearing them soon.
     
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  4. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    Huh...they're anywhere that holds water more than a day around here.
     
  5. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Got 'em here too. Soon as the temperature breaks 45 degrees they start peepin'.
     
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  6. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    I first saw one for this year while working near our pond about 3-4 weeks ago...still moving kind of slow:


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    By now I’m also seeing bullfrogs down there. Haven’t seen the leopard frogs yet; I usually see them in the grass near the pond in full summer.
     
  7. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    ...But since we’re talking about noisy amphibians, and I like critter photos, here’s a bullfrog I caught last summer. Our canoe, which had been beached upside down at the pond edge, blew over and filled with rainwater in a storm, and this guy jumped in and was swimming around in it. I caught him, took the pics and put him back in the pond.


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  8. Fretting out

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    Oh!

    I thought this was about PEPPERS

    Carry on
     
  9. RollingBender

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    My son had a couple peepers he kept as pets when he was young. The females are very nice pets... the males make very loud noises when little boys are supposed to be sleeping.
     
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  10. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Wally Cox wass great as Mr peepers
     
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    A few year now in our front garden we have had a frog house and I could swear its the same frog year after year..
    Only see him at nights on the sidewalk but I could swear its the same guy..
     
  12. THX1123

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    They've just started this week here. I can't wait for the fireflies.
     
  13. uriah1

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    I had it wrong too.
    I do like peepers when camping.
     

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  14. scook

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    Been hearing them here in VA for awhile. I break this out every spring when I hear the first ones.

     
  15. trapdoor2

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    The empty lot next door is 'wet' and couldn't be built upon without a lot of expensive work. It is completely crazy in the spring with all the peepers and other noise-makers. About a week ago, I stepped out just after dusk and had to go get Miz Diane...it sounded exactly like the ants from the movie "Them" (which is a favorite). Creepy!

    We usually get peeper invaders, they get inside the storm-doors. Fun to watch Miz Diane trying to catch one leaping around the kitchen floor. Last year I found a desiccated peeper-body in the Garage-Mahal.
     
  16. Robert Alger

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    One could try some bottled Peeper
     
  17. buster poser

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    Quietly. Spent 15 years on the east coast and I don't miss frogs. Prefer better access to peppers.

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    Frogs are a sign of god water- be thankful. We get little/no water round here.
     
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    The video in the OP is 9 hours and 15 minutes long but you can get the gist of it in about 2 seconds.

    I live on a small lake at 6000' and I never hear peppers but I hear bullfrogs. Maybe it is too cold here for small frogs.
     
  20. Chiogtr4x

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    I'm saving this for 'white noise' tonight!
     
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