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post #11 of 23 Old 04-02-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Tracks I seen there so far: Tons Deer (assuming drinking not hunting) some raccoons and the the usual squirrel / bird etc.
I can however tell ya that night before last something attached some bird, there's a ton feathers up by the pond but no dead bird, so something ate it.

Last year it also started round April and lasted till mid summer about so they sure have one heck of a long mating season there

@1077 Yea true its VERY country where I live; right now I hear & watch a ton of all colorful birds here, sometimes I hear chickens or cows and uhm yea that's about it for "noise" here but that's why I bought this house here I pref country of city life its better for the soul I think you'd REALLY enjoy yourself out here on a vacation and I call it my life. Sit on the porch have a drink watch the firefly's, watch the deer eat around dawn...its nice. When you're hungry while out there you can gladly pick Blueberries, Raspberries etc got tons wild of those. Just the frogs are extremely loud

Kym you can gladly pack up and common out here for some country vacation I told you before you got a own bath & bedrm here and if outdoors ain't enough - There's 6 tanks running in here
I have done a LOT more out there the past 2 weeks as far as shrubs, flowers, trees - My neighbor seen the work done yesterday and her comment was "Its starting to look like the county park in your back yard"

And for everyone else following this I actually accidentally scooped up a tadpole with the watering can yesterday (yes I use the pond water for my flowers in the back) and I couldn't bare the thought of it dieing on dry land so I took it back into the water so it got a fair chance of surviving - So much for sizing down the population

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post #12 of 23 Old 04-02-2010, 12:49 PM
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Kym you can gladly pack up and common out here for some country vacation I told you before you got a own bath & bedrm here and if outdoors ain't enough - There's 6 tanks running in here
I have done a LOT more out there the past 2 weeks as far as shrubs, flowers, trees - My neighbor seen the work done yesterday and her comment was "Its starting to look like the county park in your back yard"

And for everyone else following this I actually accidentally scooped up a tadpole with the watering can yesterday (yes I use the pond water for my flowers in the back) and I couldn't bare the thought of it dieing on dry land so I took it back into the water so it got a fair chance of surviving - So much for sizing down the population
I knew it! You're such a softy, saving that tadpole!!

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post #13 of 23 Old 04-03-2010, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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You're so sweet, thank you

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And for everyone else following this I actually accidentally scooped up a tadpole with the watering can yesterday (yes I use the pond water for my flowers in the back) and I couldn't bare the thought of it dieing on dry land so I took it back into the water so it got a fair chance of surviving - So much for sizing down the population [/quote]

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post #15 of 23 Old 04-06-2010, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Well now to my surprise evidently the black snakes & copper heads are out earlier this year then usual as I met both kinds being out back yesterday (and I have a baaaddd feeling about a copperhead nest back there) so THAT should do for a "natural" way with the frogs. The black snake go relocated to around the pond area at least; the copperheads I didn't wanna touch lol.

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post #16 of 23 Old 04-07-2010, 05:03 PM
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your all so lucky were you live calafornia !!!!!!....i live slap bang in the centre of england (UK) no ponds for me no beach just .......vroom, BEEP!!!!

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post #17 of 23 Old 11-06-2010, 07:49 AM
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I'm in such an environment too! It is wonderful and I love the sounds of the amphibians! Note though....if you reduce the population by taking care of the spawn then there will be more room for others to come breed!!

There is a decline in some areas and studies being done on frogs, toads etc.....protection is being considered so check the local regulations before doing such.
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-07-2010, 12:00 PM
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"Hmmm how much room do bass really need cause this pond is not much bigger then about 40 to 35ft by about 25ft across so if anything added it would have to be something that'll do in this smaller sized pond there "
They do need some room, very large bass can approach 30" (up here the max is a little over 24", but down there they can easily get larger). Depending on what size you introduce the bass determines really how much you can put in (there will be fish that will die from predation or natural causes), but overall i wouldn't have more than 5 large bass in there (20"+) to give the fish room. Bass will eat frogs, but add minnows so that they have a different food source (in case they arent getting too many frogs). Adding floating vegetation or objects that go to the surface should help draw frogs out into the pond, making it easier for the bass to get them (if the edges are relatively shallow and unaccessible for bass)
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post #19 of 23 Old 11-12-2010, 09:19 PM
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Snakeheads and wolffishs would be the cool solution. NOTHING would go in the pond.
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post #20 of 23 Old 11-13-2010, 01:13 PM
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only problem is that the snakehead is banned in the US due to people releasing them
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