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Ah, what a cool frog! You lucky dog.

I don't believe in luck! Emotion: big smile
She is very cool though, and seriously un-shy. She finally discovered her hidey-hole today... and when I got home tonight and walked over to look at her she came walking out of it to stare at me with about 2" between our faces. Emotion: big smile
Its tank is nice. I did the silicone land/water bit in a 50-galonce for a pair of garter snakes, worked great. That platform is a great idea!

The siliconed bit obviously leaks, but I only used peat for substrate so I'm not worried about anything leaching into the water.

My housemate wants to build another platform like that to use as a flat tattoo table, and cover it with something squishy and plush. The pneumatic dentist's chair he's got in his bedroom is getting LOTS of use. Emotion: stick out tongue
fr0glet
No, I'm not into taking pets out of the wild. All animals in Washington state are protected against collection, regardless if they're a pest.

Bullfrogs, however, are considered an exotic pest species in Washington, and can be taken without limit by any means available. Luke

If anyone ever wants to collect some for me, I've always wanted to see if my snappers like more than just the legs. :-P
Jennifer
No, I'm not into taking pets out of the wild. All animals in Washington state are protected against collection, regardless if they're a pest.

Bullfrogs, however, are considered an exotic pest species inWashington, and can be taken without limit by any means available.

My mistake; bullfrogs are listed amongst other Washington state game animals here:
http://www.leg.wa.gov/WAC/index.cfm?section=232-12-007&fuseaction=section

Game animals can be collected/hunted with proper permitting, as of yet I've been unable to find the listing of "Prohibited aquatic animal species" that I think the bullfrog may qualify as. Incidentally I maintain current fishing licenses which do qualify me to collect all the bullfrogs I want. My 1/8th Native American blood isn't quite enough to get me qualified to collect/hunt whatever I deem necessary. P
At any rate, I've no desire to collect wild pets, merely rescue and rehabilitate those already in captivity and thereby inappriate to reintroduce to the wild.
fr0g"homework"let
If anyone ever wants to collect some for me, I've always wanted to see if my snappers like more than just the legs. :-P

You should have let me know when I was there. As it is, I found most of my arguses turned up their noses at bullfrogs (wierd, arguses usually eat anything that moves) but the salvator monitor liked them. The tadpoles were universally loathed, however.
One method I've heard that works is to bait a fishing hook with abit of red felt, cast it near the frog, and drag it back. The frog gulps it down and is caught, and you reel it in. The other method that supposedly works well is to shoot them with a rifle (although recovering the body is less easy this way). Instead, I tried dip-netting and grabbing them by hand, both of which are messy and difficult.

Luke

To email me, take out the trash.
If anyone ever wants to collect some for me, I've always wanted to see if my snappers like more than just the legs. :-P

You should have let me know when I was there. As it is, I found most of my arguses turned ... easy this way). Instead, I tried dip-netting and grabbing them by hand, both of which are messy and difficult. Luke

I wonder if my old cast net would work? I think the water would need to be at least a few feet deep.
Any suggestions on where to find bullfrogs around here? I'm not very familiar with the freshwater areas up here. :-/ I think there may be some sort of pond or stream near our new house. (The chorus frogs are singing their little hearts out now.) Would I have to follow the regulations in the fishing guidebook, or could I take them anywhere I found them?
Thanks!
Jennifer
rehabilitate those already in captivity and thereby inappriate to reintroduce to the wild.

s/inappriate/inappropriate
fr0glet
One method I've heard that works is to bait a fishing hook with abit of red felt, cast it near the frog, and drag it back.[/nq]I have heard of that method being used in the daytime, and can take forever to coax just one frog into taking the red yarn. The simplest & most productive method, is plain ol' Southern-fried frog gigging. Done at night in the warmest summer months, if there are Bullfrogs around, you can get all you need. All you need is a good frog "infested" area, a good strong flashlight, and a 3-4 tined barbed frog gig on a long stick. After sundown, just walk around, or wade if necessary, and shine the light around the edge of the water.

It shouldn't take long to see a set of eyes peeping up out of the water, or a frog sitting in the edge of the water. Sometimes even several feet up on shore. Just keep the light in the frog's eyes, slowly & quietly advance, and "gig" the frog. It's a good idea to leave the frog pinned down with the gig, as they can jump off if you try to pick them up gig and all. The gig seldom kills hem, so just bend down, grab the frog, and dispatch it using a rock or nearby tree.

A good night is 30-40 sets of chicken leg sized frog legs for the frying pan. You can replace the gig with a good .22 rifle if you want, but you'll lose more frogs.

An added bonus is seeing all the other frogs, toads, snakes, and such, that are rarely seen in the daylight hours. There are many more around than most people would imagine! Lots of fun, even if you leave the frog gig at home.
Roger
If anyone ever wants to collect some for me, I've always wanted to see if my snappers like more than just the legs. :-P

You should have let me know when I was there. As it is, I found most of my arguses turned ... grabbing them by hand, both of which are messy and difficult. Luke To email me, take out the trash.

When I used to keep garter snakes, even they would turn up their nose at bullfrog tadpoles! They would readily eat worms, snails, slugs, goldfish-but not the bullfrog tadpoles.
-cat
You should have let me know when I was there. ... by hand, both of which are messy and difficult. Luke

I wonder if my old cast net would work? I think the water would need to be at least a ... have to follow the regulations in the fishing guidebook, or could I take them anywhere I found them? Thanks! Jennifer

I know bullfrog eggs can be found in the Black River area, but that is down here. I'd say look at any slow-moving water sources. Bullfrogs are easy to hear if they are breeding nearby.
-cat
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