Sunday, April 13, 2008

Frog Eggs

I think I found out why the bullfrog was headed for Evans Lake.

This big girl had a job to do and I came across the results while fishing along the north shoreline. Click on this picture to get a life sized view of this jumbo frog.

I first saw what looked like a large concentration of slimy foam.

Closer examination showed that this was actually thousands of tiny eggs.

The protective slime also serves to conserve moisture for the growing eggs.

Before long there will be hundreds of polliwogs or tadpoles for the fish to feast upon.

The frogs that survive will be sure to provide a night time chorus for the Evans!


Bawana said...

John what are you doing! Don't throw those eggs back in the water. Scuff up a little dirt behind your barn and plant them, don't you remember? Keep them out of direct sunlight and check on them every few days.

Paul Batchelder said...

I bet you have some stuck in the fish tank!! Monster frog in Needville!