Say hello to Michelle J. Frog, previously known as Michael J. Frog, now known as MJ Frog. Did you get all that?
The confusion in naming was due to my lack of knowledge on how to distinguish male and female Bullfrogs. I think I understand how to tell the difference now. This one is definitely female. It’s the same one that has been hanging around for the past 4 years.
And guess what! Remember how a few posts back that I mentioned that MJ Frog has never had a mate, and I have never seen a male Bullfrog hanging around?
Well we now have a big ol American Male Bullfrog. Compared to MJ, he’s even bigger. Whereas MJ tends to hang out in the pool, Bob (the male) hangs out in my pond. I think Bob also attacked one of my Goldfish in the pond as well (it died).
The good news about both a male and female Bullfrog around is that should help keep the insects down around the pond and the pool. The bad news, is Bullfrogs are notoriously voracious eaters, so if Bob decides to start eating fish, he can pretty much eat all of my Goldfish in the pond. The Koi are too large, so I don’t think he can bother them.
Here’s another shot of MJ showing her alluring eyes.