Frog Hunting and Catching Bullfrogs

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Otter Boyd boy wading in marsh at edge of lake looking for frogsWhen the fish aren’t biting I’ll sometimes take a break from fishing and hunt for frogs instead. If I catch one I’ll look at it, sometimes take a picture, and then always let him go again. Here I am looking for frogs at the swampy shore of a lake where I found some great patches of pickerel weed in flower. I saw a lot of small frogs hiding in the marsh plants, and a few giant bullfrogs too. I even managed to catch one of those giants. I also have a bunch of these big frogs in my backyard pond. It’s a great place for practicing frog hunting skills, and I practice a lot because you never know when you’ll need to pounce on a frog. I’m sure I caught every one of those frogs at least four times this summer!

boy holding a bullfrog

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  1. Pamela Cherry

    Crikey – he’s a big fellow – Lucky he doesn’t live in China or he would be on the plate for Sunday dinner LOL

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    • Otter Boyd

      Yes some of the bullfrogs are very large. I’m thinking that if I put a few in harnesses, and attach them to one of my water float toys, the team of frogs might be able to pull me around the pond!

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  2. fiz

    Hi Otter….

    I remember the frogs I caught in the creek right by the lake (Fraser) — [I think I’ve been spelling it wrong]. We (I) didn’t catch bullfrogs, we just caught the tiny ones. They were fairly easy to get. I wondered for a long time if it was a nice experience for them, given that my hands were warm. Maybe be like us standing in front of a fire, getting in a nice warm bath/shower, or wrapping up in a warm blanket!

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    • Otter Boyd

      Perhaps frogs do like that feeling of warmth. It sounds like you might have been catching young leopard frogs and spring peepers as those are fairly common small frogs in the Fraser lake area.

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