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    You really like my frog don't you?

    I Love Frogs too! Your Frog looks a lot different from the Frogs we get here. Most of them are Brown, apart from one of them which is the Rarest Frog in the area - it's so rare that I haven't even heard it. But I've heard Common Froglets, Southern Brown Tree Frogs, Whistling Tree Frogs, Pobblebonk Frog, Striped Marsh Frog. My favourite all those has to be the Whistling Tree Frog because of it's Whitling call!
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    You really like my frog don't you?

    I Love Frogs too! Your Frog looks a lot different from the Frogs we get here. Most of them are Brown, apart from one of them which is the Rarest Frog in the area - it's so rare that I haven't even heard it. But I've heard Common Froglets, Southern Brown Tree Frogs, Whistling Tree Frogs, Pobblebonk Frog, Striped Marsh Frog. My favourite all those has to be the Whistling Tree Frog because of it's Whitling call!
    Brown frogs? That's kind of boring....I personally like green frogs. Then again, Australia's got tons of neat animals we don't have in Canada

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    Oh CP/M, I have a really randome question for you. In Australia do bananas cost 10 dollars? There was this guy on another forum I go on who's location was Land of the 10 dollar Bananas and he was from Australia, and I've always wondered if taht was true or not. Sorry, total randomness.

    Bananas certainly aren't $10 a Kilogramme here in Melbourne, otherwise I wouldn't be eating them. It may depend - if this guy is out Walkabout Creek way, then they maybe paying $10 for Bananas! A couple of years ago a so-called Cyclone apparently blew away most of the Banana crops (because their grown in the tropics) and when that happened Bananas jumped up to $13 or $14 a Kilogramme and remained that for a long period of time (most of the year) - I was surprised though that a single Cyclone blew away 95% of Banana crops in Australia!. But things have settled down since that happened - I think that was back in 2007 when that happened! If someone is charging $10 for Bananas, then their ripping people off with those sorts of prices, but it's hard to say cause it depends on where they are in Australia - it's a big place!

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    Brown frogs? That's kind of boring....I personally like green frogs. Then again, Australia's got tons of neat animals we don't have in Canada

    I like them, and it's not like their just plain brown, they have their own markings which ties into which frog it is and it's species. Under some of them, their White and have funny little spots with that! The Growling Grass Frog which I mentioned earlier has some Green to Accompany Brown stripey markings as well! In the Melbourne area it's not the only Green frog, though I'm unfamiliar with the others, so it's not as dull as what I make it sound from earlier!

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    Oh CP/M, I have a really randome question for you. In Australia do bananas cost 10 dollars? There was this guy on another forum I go on who's location was Land of the 10 dollar Bananas and he was from Australia, and I've always wondered if taht was true or not. Sorry, total randomness.

    Bananas certainly aren't $10 a Kilogramme here in Melbourne, otherwise I wouldn't be eating them. It may depend - if this guy is out Walkabout Creek way, then they maybe paying $10 for Bananas! A couple of years ago a so-called Cyclone apparently blew away most of the Banana crops (because their grown in the tropics) and when that happened Bananas jumped up to $13 or $14 a Kilogramme and remained that for a long period of time (most of the year) - I was surprised though that a single Cyclone blew away 95% of Banana crops in Australia!. But things have settled down since that happened - I think that was back in 2007 when that happened! If someone is charging $10 for Bananas, then their ripping people off with those sorts of prices, but it's hard to say cause it depends on where they are in Australia - it's a big place!
    Well, it was quite a few years ago so that could explain it. Thank you for explaining And I wasn't saying the frogs were dull, but that's cool that they have markings on their stomachs and stuff

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    Well, it was quite a few years ago so that could explain it. Thank you for explaining And I wasn't saying the frogs were dull, but that's cool that they have markings on their stomachs and stuff

    Oh okay, yeah Bananas were expensive here 2 years ago, over $10. It's perhaps their calls which are more interesting than their looks (except for the Common Froglet - which sounds like "Creek, Creek, Creek, Creek"). Southern Brown Tree Frog sounds a little bit like a Common Froglet, but it's calls have a quicker upbeat tempo sound to it, Whistling Tree Frog is like Southern Brown Tree Frog with it's calls - expect sounds like a Whistling bird! Pobblebonk and Striped Marsh Frogs work better in groups, because it sounds like an orchestra of Frogs "Bonking" away. Pobblebonk strictly make a sound which sounds like "Bonk!", Striped Marsh Frogs on the other hand make more of a clicking sound, it sounds like two wooden branches knocking together. I actually saw a Striped Marsh Frog once too in the local creek at the bushland reserve, but alias I didn't have my camera! It's a very muddy coloured frog, with what is either dark brown or black striped patched on it's back!

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    Well, it was quite a few years ago so that could explain it. Thank you for explaining And I wasn't saying the frogs were dull, but that's cool that they have markings on their stomachs and stuff

    Oh okay, yeah Bananas were expensive here 2 years ago, over $10. It's perhaps their calls which are more interesting than their looks (except for the Common Froglet - which sounds like "Creek, Creek, Creek, Creek"). Southern Brown Tree Frog sounds a little bit like a Common Froglet, but it's calls have a quicker upbeat tempo sound to it, Whistling Tree Frog is like Southern Brown Tree Frog with it's calls - expect sounds like a Whistling bird! Pobblebonk and Striped Marsh Frogs work better in groups, because it sounds like an orchestra of Frogs "Bonking" away. Pobblebonk strictly make a sound which sounds like "Bonk!", Striped Marsh Frogs on the other hand make more of a clicking sound, it sounds like two wooden branches knocking together. I actually saw a Striped Marsh Frog once too in the local creek at the bushland reserve, but alias I didn't have my camera! It's a very muddy coloured frog, with what is either dark brown or black striped patched on it's back!
    Cool. Frogs are awesome in the way that they can make so many different noises depending on what kind they are. Sadly, I don't really have many frogs near my house. Although there may be a fisher in the forest behind my house....

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    This is good info for everybody here....I bought a mosquito repelling keychain at at dollar store...for $2, and it actually works...totally silent.

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    I wanna one too, but will it work on Aussie Mozzies?!? Our Mozzies are different from your Mozzies you know? - their generally seen jumping around with the Kangaroos!

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    Cool. Frogs are awesome in the way that they can make so many different noises depending on what kind they are. Sadly, I don't really have many frogs near my house. Although there may be a fisher in the forest behind my house....

    Yeah likewise I had no frogs at home either. I only love them now because I grew up in the Bush with a Creek out the back which had Frogs in it. I also love Skinks at well because my Parents had a Rock Garden, and the Skinks would just hang around it all the time! But I love to get out into the Environment and so Frog Survey's, and with the sort of Work I do, I'm also bound to see Skinks from time to time as well!

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    I sure am diggin all this frog talk ....I love their patience....I can walk passed the frog pond at the cottage, see a Bullfrog sittin in the water, come back 2 hours later, and he's still in the same spot.

    And yes, I love frog noises at the cottage, we hear them every night...very relaxing sound.
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    LOL... another frog story. True too

    my neighbor goes frog giggin' alot. One evening I saw him loading up his car in his underwear, I said, "hey, Billy, why the undies?".....he replied, "this is my frog giggin' suit" I thought he was joking. Then he explained he is faster in the water without any clothes and that some of the spots he giggs in is pretty murky and swampy and he didn't want to ruin his jeans. I asked him, "why dont you get a speedo?" He roared laughing and said, "why, frogs dont care if I have on my undies that are stained"


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    Muzoid wrote:

    I sure am diggin all this frog talk ....I love their patience....I can walk passed the frog pond at the cottage, see a Bullfrog sittin in the water, come back 2 hours later, and he's still in the same spot.

    And yes, I love frog noises at the cottage, we hear them every night...very relaxing sound.


    Our Frogs tend to me more about you can hear us, but you won't see us. And some people say that when our Frogs are calling, they appear to be in a different area to where you hear them calling - which seems like a clever trick - perhaps their using the water to make the sound echo off in a different spot perhaps? Our frogs are generally small and because their mostly dull colours, they would do this to hide from water birds. A few weeks ago I found a pond of Eggs with would have become little tadpoles, unfortunately had I known the following week that the pond they were in was going to be bulldozed, I would have rescued them!

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    That is hilarious Magic!!!!!...thanks for sharing!


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    LOL... another frog story. True too

    my neighbor goes frog giggin' alot. One evening I saw him loading up his car in his underwear, I said, "hey, Billy, why the undies?".....he replied, "this is my frog giggin' suit" I thought he was joking. Then he explained he is faster in the water without any clothes and that some of the spots he giggs in is pretty murky and swampy and he didn't want to ruin his jeans. I asked him, "why dont you get a speedo?" He roared laughing and said, "why, frogs dont care if I have on my undies that are stained"



    Sounds like your Neighbour has a severe case of too much information!

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    have you ever really seen a tree frog? We have them here, but I have never actually seen one. A friend says they are very tiny like a bug, so maybe I have seen one and didn't know it. I like to hear them at night, almost like a cricket but with more jazz!


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