ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Ryuu » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:35 am

I was Recently Out on a Camping trip to a fmily Members Farm. We arived there and withing a short distance of the campsite there was a big open grassland. In there I found Hundreds if not thousands of these frogs.. They look like African Bullfrogs (Pyxicephalus adspersus) or at least something along those lines.. I am not to good with My Frogs..

Please have a look and let me know.

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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:25 am

That's a juvenile Pyxicephalus adspersus or the Giant bull frog. That's a nice find, and sounds like the species is doing well up there!!
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Ryuu » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:06 am

Oh Awesome! Great News..

I couldnt even walk properly they where everywhere.
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:27 am

That's really great news!! I know here in Benoni they were endangered until the Bull frog pans were established.
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Mr Venom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:27 pm

Very good find! I'm glad to see they are still being found by the thousands these days.

About three years ago me and my step father took our grey hound to a veld for some exercise and on the road next to the veld was thousands of these little guys.
It was sad that they were in the road though, I told my step dad to turn around but he probably ran over about 200-+.

I still keep that veld a secret to this day so no one will go and take some for themselves.
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:07 pm

As you said there Mr Venom,we as humans are the Bull frogs graetest threat! Its truly said to see juvies and adult DOR's. RYUU just to be sure of the species did you hear their call? If you did was it a deep,slow whoop(Giant bull frog) or a short ,low whob-whob(small bull frog,P.edulis)? Sorry if I go into so much detail but I love identifying frogs by their calls :)
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Mr Venom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:24 pm

We need to protect them, but at the same time we are their greatest threat.

It really is sad.

On another subject, just wanted to ask.

When is it season for these little (big) guys to come out? I'm thinking of going back to that veld to see if they are still breeding there, and I ofcourse will share pictures.

I really need to get myself that Field guide to frogs of southern africa.
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:33 pm

You have a 3 month window to see them. Reason for that is most of the year(+-9 months) they dig in and wait for the rainy season.
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Ryuu » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:02 pm

To be honest it was next to a river and there was many different noises from a lot of frogs.. I can't say I heard them specificaly.. It was sad as I steped on a few of them.. It was imposible to even pitch the tents.. There where thousands..
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:06 pm

Wow! Wish I was there to see it for myself. Must be heaven for the predators!!lol :)
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Mr Venom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:35 pm

Coral snake which three months do they come out? Sorry for the newb question, I don't pay a lot of attention to rainy or dry seasons.
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby Herald_23 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 pm

Such cute little critters!
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:52 pm

It varies from location to location... Here in Gauteng I find them in late November through to February. But like I said there's a variation in locality. Another thing last year they dug in earlier( end of January),maby they sensed the early winter here in Benoni...

I'll go back this month to have a look at the Bull frog pans and hopefully have some pics to post
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:52 pm

It varies from location to location... Here in Gauteng I find them in late November through to February. But like I said there's a variation in locality. Another thing last year they dug in earlier( end of January),maby they sensed the early winter here in Benoni...

I'll go back this month to have a look at the Bull frog pans and hopefully have some pics to post
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Re: ID Please Outside Thabazimbi (Limpopo)

Postby coral snake » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:54 pm

Sorry for 2x post
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Leopard Gecko 0.0.1
Western Hognose 1.0
White lipped Tree viper 1.1
Yellow anaconda 1.0
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