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 Post subject: Frogs: Batmads Frog Course
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:19 pm 
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please tell me if you want me to do a frog course or not. i know i am busy with my bat course but i can handle both!!

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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:01 pm 
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Go for it!!! :yaya:


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Ribit. Rrrrrrriiiibbbbbbbiiiitttttt!
(Yes, Please in Frog) :wink:

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Part 1- Frogging

anybody can do frogging! all you need is a note pad and pen some waders a torch and a rain coat to protect you from the cold some plastic bags aswell are also needed.
before you go frogging you must have a decent knowledge of frogs and their calls in order to know what frog you are listning to. when you see a frog or if you want to catch it be very careful in order to keep the frog safe and sound. also if you are dealing with the Xenopus familey(platannas) be careful because at the front and back feet they have sharp claws and also when you are holding them they secrite a slimy liquid that is very slippery and the chances are it will get away. when you catch a frog put it into a plastic bag for no longer than 5 minutes in order to keep the frog alive. the only time you will catch a frog is when you want to take measurments for research. also be careful were you go frogging. be mindful that there might be a crimanal hiding in the bush or predetors such as crocodiles and the massive hippo lurking in the depths.

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who is following this course?

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Just want to add that some snakes are mainly active at night and this include some venomous species searching for food. So keep them in mind as well while frogging. And also be careful of the Giant Bullfrog's (Pixycephalus) "teeth."


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Frogs rule! More! More! More! :clap:


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sorry i have been gone for so long :redface: i will do the next part of the course tommorow!

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PART 2- Xenopus familey

this familey of frogs have sharp claws on their hind and front feet and when capturing it is suggested that you were gloves. they also secrete a slipery liquid that enables them to escape from you grasp.

Xenopus laevis (common platanna)

60-100mm in length
dark grey. sometimes has spots or stipes
legs- are webbed and slightly yellow.

Habitat- any pools of water are liked.

Call- a constant buzzing

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XENOPUS GILLI-(cape platanna)

40-60cm in length. above, two dark stipes going down back and a pale grey colour. below, yellow with black spots.

Habitat-pools in fynbos

Call- underwater buzzes.

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 Post subject: Re: Batmads Frog Course
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will do the next part of my course tommorow!

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 Post subject: Re: Batmads Frog Course
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Is this thread helping people? if not then it is pointless to carry on with it if there are only 3 people particapating :(

if their is a positive answer within the next week i will carry on!

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 Post subject: Re: Batmads Frog Course
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Hi Bat(frog)(no waffles)Mad :D
Am sure this thread is helping people :clap: ...perhaps the other 'mites are too concentrating more on getting used to and finding their way on our 'new forums' :wink:
Soooo....this is a positive answer.. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Batmads Frog Course
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Matthys :lol: :lol:

i see you are getting me back for making you make a post on the bat quize :twisted:

fine the next part will be up by tommorow!

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