Re: Frog: African Giant

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Re: Frog: African Giant

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We saw this frog/tadpole at Leeupan in Kruger in Feb which I think could be a Juv Giant Bullfrog.

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Re: Identification help: amphibians

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You're correct Elsa 8)
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:And where did all the bullfrogs come from!? :shock: They were hopping around in every road in 1000s trying to lap up the little winged butterballs!

These guys?

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They were so funny to watch ... as we got closer to them, they would hop like crazy and dive into the closest muddy pool (and there were many of those!).

If you had told me 24 hours prior to seeing these guys that I would be seeing bullfrogs in the dry bushveld, I would have battled to believe it!

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Re: Bullfrog

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I have done some more research on the internet on the African Bullfrog but before I get into that I would like to say Dr Tol Pienaar was not only the Park Warden of the KNP but was also an eminent scientist who wrote many scientific papers on various animals.

It 'takes about 28 years for an African Bullfrog to reach its full size.'
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Re: Bullfrog

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I wouldn't call myself an expert that would be bashful.
I am however focused upon Reptiles and Amphibians in general hence my time spent on this forum is solely based upon Reptiles and Amphibians
I have in fact kept the species in question and their growth is actually quite rapid.

They do have a long lifespan anywhere of up to 30 years ( depending on where or what you read)
But they do not take 28 years to reach Sexual Maturity.
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Re: Bullfrog

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Hi Fooble,
Thanks for your reply.
it is estimated they reach their maximum size after 28 years. Not sexual maturity or adulthood which I am sure they reach within a year or two.
I have a general interest in all animals, reptiles and insects and love photographing all wildlife.
When I was a youngster I grew up next to a dam and we had LARGE bullfrogs in our garden.
Since those days the only time I come across Bullfrogs is in the KNP and they are about a quarter of the size (if that) I used to see on the Highveld.
Carry on your good work looking after the frogs.
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Pixie Frog

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Can someone please confirm that this is a female pixie frog (African bull frog)- thanks
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Re: Pixie Frog

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Yip, it definitely looks like an African Bull frog! Nice pictures!
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Frog: Giant Bullfrog

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