Hoaching

We’ve not checked the tadpoles in the ditch recently, but the other half reported yesterday that there were lots of tadpoles in the pond. Lots and lots of tadpoles. Lots and lots and lots of tadpoles. He then went and ferreted out his camera and dashed out again which is an unusual enough occurrence that I decided to go up and have a look.

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Yikes.

By ‘lots of tadpoles’ what he hadn’t quite managed to convey was that the surface of the pond was basically fizzing with them and that the margin of the pond was now about 90% immature frog by volume.

This is one of those cases where a picture might speak a thousand words, but nothing really beats a video

tadpoles

I don’t think we’ll be risking swimming in there any time soon. And what do tadpoles eat, anyway (apart from unwary bloggers)? From what we can see it would appear to be ‘unhatched tadpoles’. It’s a frog eat frog world out there you know…

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4 Responses to Hoaching

  1. Andy in Germany says:

    Where do they all go? I hope this isn’t a prequel to a plague of frogs…

  2. disgruntled says:

    I think you go from millions of little tadpoles to quite a few big ones …

  3. Charles says:

    Herons, vultures, I mean buzzards, and the odd crow will be dining well over the next couple of weeks. Once full of frog buzzards come over all Gallic and aggressive. Try planting some wild garlic by the pond to calm them down?

  4. disgruntled says:

    There were some rather contented looking ducks on the pond the other day…

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