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Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:21 pm
by reptilemaster
Ok, so most frogs will scream as a defence if something picks them up. And there are tons of (funny) youtube videos of people catching screaming frogs.
The thing is, why don't frogs scream when I catch them? Bullfrogs are very volcale and are in a lot of the scream frog videos, but then ones I caught just sit on my hand looking at me!
It's kinda weird that theres videos of someone grabbing a bull frog and it screams, but when I do the same thing the frog is all relaxed :shock:
Do they know that I'm not going to hurt them?

Re: Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:26 pm
by CooperDragon
Not sure on that one. I've caught many bullfrogs and leopard frogs over the years and haven't heard any of them scream. They tend to just sit still for me like you're describing, then I let them go.

Re: Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:03 pm
by reptilemaster
CooperDragon wrote:Not sure on that one. I've caught many bullfrogs and leopard frogs over the years and haven't heard any of them scream. They tend to just sit still for me like you're describing, then I let them go.


Odd, I wonder if the people in the videos are really rough with the frogs so they scream, and I'm careful with them so they don't?

Re: Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:53 am
by CooperDragon
That's possible. I'll have to check on these videos as I'm not even sure what the scream sounds/looks like.

Re: Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:51 pm
by reptilemaster
Here watch this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnu4Fe5sIeQ
Make sure your sound is not too loud!

Re: Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:23 am
by CooperDragon
I haven't seen them do that before. It seems like they are doing it in response to feeling threatened.

Re: Odd question about frogs?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:50 pm
by reptilemaster
CooperDragon wrote:I haven't seen them do that before. It seems like they are doing it in response to feeling threatened.


Yeah, poor frogs.
I like them though, I always want to pick them up.
One time the frog I caught didn't want to go back, he was just sitting on my hand and I had to actually put him down on the lilly pad....