The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 12 June 1939, page 13

OUTDOOR

AUSTRALIA
for some return dish.

months,
we

on

the

our

found

froggle

sitting

in

the

empty

Curious Some Habits of Frogs and Toads
Mimicry

that, next Keeping a watch on him, we found in birds' bath his dip in the evening, he had for his old-time place, the the garden, then made dog's
:

dish.

MOST "morepork" of
but how
few
are

of us

are

familiar bullfrogs, that

with the
especially of our some

"morepork,"
after rain, Australian

had naturalist, a frog about A-friend, a keen really attached was he claimed his place which his residence he moved to him, but, alas, when to it back made him took the frog with and its old home. a piece when proved to be correct This was tied to the frog's leg, and, taken was of string back time, It again made for the second away to' its early haunt.-"Highlands." to Owing the verandah. in a it bellows emitted at far calf-like the raucous, to give it marchtoo frequent intervals, we decided orders. ing a safe enough A waterhole a mile distant seemed for just three nights, then We had peace place. ever froggle announced louder and heartier than more!-I. C. de M. once home at
on

aware

A

LARGE

green pot-plant

tree-frog

took

up

its

abode

the sounds of mimicking the power frogs have that one species in Queensof other animals, and to give the call of the silver land has been heard gull? harmonious of frog choruses the most given by the green and golden bell species, and-river can areas, and Who frequent swampy differing notes during be heard "kreking" in many One of

is that

his joy

being

A Permanent

Guest
to
as

the night

time.
are

it is a when frog is hurt that we Perhaps it can realise just how give voice apart from Next to the croak. pathetic cry the common forlorn of an injured native bear there is no more than that of an injured frog crying, and sound this, is about it has been whether caught and accidentally or to be swallowed injured by a goanna ty man. a friend leaving the house one evenI remember ing and pulling the door quickly behind him, with the caught between the result that a frog was The human almost door and the wall, cry of the frog sent us all hurryfrom came pain which ing out, thinking that our friend had caught his

FROGS .unintelligent
seems

usually referred
creatures, but
a

cold-blooded,

to

be

an

exception.
to

pet "Hector" Several months ago
our

discovered behind he was All attempts sideboard. in vain. were manently
Since

photograph
dislodge
him

on

our

per-

So

"guest." a permanent he has become then nocturnal visits the exception of occasional With to move. never appears garden, Hector to the he has become, that he allows himself tame

finger

or

hand

in

the

door.-E.

Grant

Swan.

Homers
is true in a sense, I am is more of an "tameness" that convinced to person. to place than attachment how, some A well-known Sydney artist told me his wife was staying at a Queensyears ago, when tie a piece her hostess land homestead, she saw of three frogs. leg of each wool to a of red then transported to a swamp frogs The were a week, the house, but, within about a mile from all were back at their old quarters. farthe experience of a Queensland Now comes tame this
a regularly frog, made whose pet aversion, After its daytime home. as shaving mug made it a after out time time, he throwing it Its back his razor, and, tossing with cross on three miles from into his cart, finally left it some

ALTHOUGH remarkably

the

claim

that

frogs

can

become

dusted under, without any and to be lifted up attempt to spring away. him missed for a we During the hot weather found a After long search he was few days. glass vase in a amongst the flowers. swimming into the emptied him several attempts we After to the would return he garden, thinking that The following hundred yards off. gully few a on the sideback was morning, however, Hector Camel." board.-"Red

From the Skies

TWO
violent

instances been storm

have

the skies of frogs falling from months. A in the past few noted Ci-fek Coombaban that fell between

.

mer

for

his

his A

farm.

fortnight later the frog
had who
a

was

back

in his shaving

mug.-"Fernberg."

WE

frog, years

a

for

took

dog's drinking dish. on for some months,

regular grandfather In size, his nightly bath in the house the empty Leaving first the evening of our
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TREE-FROG THE soft round feet are equipped with it lo climb suckers to enable

toe

and to

Southpoit
the

(Queensland)

showered

frogs

on

load main in length and inch an over measured Many A passing motoiist hopped away into neaiby grass with them Meed the roadway stiewn Noith Wales Coastal township South The New Scoies witnessed a "fiog-stoim." of Ewingsdale of the

amphibians
were

came

down
off
a

specimens to which
over an

taken

they dropped by rulei, and in colour-'Kooraka"
inch

rain Live on windscreen also measured These and black cream were in the
car

A Rat Meal
E J Bonnell, of the Cooroy day Mis attracted to the was (Queensland), called her She gaielen by the squeaks of a rat frog that a large green father, and they lound was in the act of swallowing a small íat bit viciously at the struggled, and rodent The

THE

othei

alstiict

all vain, in but limbs of his captor, and legs, its front was for the frog, by standing on the rat able slowly to consume presented then its meal, the frog, which After

body

a

bloated appearance
foi two swallow

sat quite

in the gai den that can fiogs

happy, and stayed doubt is no There days curious living laige and

objects
little snakes has «=een frogs swallow wntei The entirely, but for every fiog that does this hundred* bv snakes-"Cooi been swallowed have
"

AN

ADORNMENT

OF

THE

WATER-LILY

POND.

Change of Sex

AROUND districts
be
weic

Tully
of

and

various

other

sugarcane

now toads may toads These nightly heard balking almost Hawaii to act as controller intioduced from

Queensland giant

Wht>n canefields the pests in insect of the of a number maiks were placed on libeiated The to be made observations them to enable feimles prois interesting maiked nine lesult 125 000 than one fewer no morning ducing on these imporhave males of the In their sex developing into females changed as known internal is toad an oigan each young the This change of sex, although the bidders yet not has been established is Known cause about to be bi oucht by a disturbance of the "bid a causes giadual revetting fiom male which deis" eggs A cuiious ted toads

point in connection with
that
a

is

number

'

"

to female-E

Giant

ST

an

The Golden
golden
of

Bell
bell-fiog
ti

THE destroying
men
I

v>hich has
fiy, is
a

been

accused speci-

out

handsome gieen

and gold sunoundings however, It is only in its natural it it the for in to advantage that be seen can colour of changing chameleon-like flog's power its hiehest ieachej¡ the smioundmgs to match
with

maibled

patterns

of

efficiency the At blades and watei the preen grass s ed?e imong of these patches of golden sunlight one

of these and patches of golden sunlight one Is If taken remembered sight to be a fiogs baie the ground and placed on the grass from even I have in colour dull biown it becomes some heaid of one kept as a pet hopping among Bold to black and coal and ellinging fi om green Biix blades
-

"

Sealed in
J
USED to

a

Cement
scorn

Mould
idea that

lue fiogs can until I in solid stone impiisoned for veais that a contractor made witnessed an experiment then (list made a mould, He a frog with gicen of a into the centre mould the fiog and sealed After two yeal s this cement block of cement found quite bi oleen up and the fiog was was pi ison blind and pink in colour the back to normal m water, it quickly came Placed the gilgi holes When iftei its stiange experience west, frogs di y out bury the up on claj-pans peihaps themselves in the fast-drying clay and fall Of course, wait foi three years for lain to is diffeient, as the burrowing frog the latter case takes supply of water with it and diaws a good
nn its
i

'

esei

voir as

i

equn

ed -"Coorina

"

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