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Old 04-06-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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So, today I found a rather large tree frog in my toilet. I'm a little off-put by it and I'm wondering how it got there.

(I also almost stepped on a nice-sized black snake yesterday on the sidewalk but dealt with that better than the frog in the toilet...)
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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^^

welcome to Florida?!
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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LOL, sorry to laugh but that is funny! We find frogs and gecko's in our house on occassion. We have a screen porch off the dinin room with sliders. By opening the screen door to let the dog out is how they get in. The cat has a great time with them!
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Please provide more info on your frog situation:

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Something like this but green: http://www.vineland.org/history/pr_festival/frog8.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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OMG! my stomach hurts from LOL. I guess we better loooook before we sit
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Poor frog...he just wanted his own pond! Now he just gets pooped on!!
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Years ago my parents had a toilet that wouldn't flush right, plumber found nest of tree frogs in the vent stack near the roof. Easy access to the toilet if you know how to swim, swimming rat was much more disturbing.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:30 PM
 
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Oh this is funny. Reminds me of what happened when I was little, right after Hurricane Donna in 1960.

My parents had just bought a CBS house, new construction. We were in South Dade, kind of a wild place back then, lots of critters. My mom was finding new ones every day. Well, we had an abundance of tree frogs that year due to all the water from the storm. And apparently they found a way to lay their eggs in the plumbing somewhere....

So I was in the back yard playing with a friend, and my mom came to the back door and asked if we girls would like to help her clean the bathroom. We weren't too happy about that until we learned that we needed to get the frogs out of the bathroom. Apparently she turned on the bathtub faucet to clean the tub, and instead of water got a torrent of tree frogs!!!

Being little kids, we had such fun with this. She had the presence of mind to close the shower door, remove the window screen over the tub, and open the window. We climbed into the tub, caught several hundred frogs, and tossed them out the window. We tossed them at each other too. At the time I was too little to understand the words "I need a drink" which she was saying on the phone to one of her friends. I wondered what about cleaning the bathroom had made my mom thirsty!!!

Now, this was a week after she had found a little black snake in a hollow metal mop handle... and a bufo toad decided to hide in discarded cardboard rolls from our new carpet which were stored in the back until they could be picked up for trash - which I thought would make great toys for whatever I don't remember...Bufo are really repulsive when they jump out at you because you disturb their hiding places.....all of these things happened when my dad was out of town (he was a pilot for Eastern Airlines).

Critters are a fact of life in florida. Your frog probably came in on a plant, through an open door, and found a nice little "pond".

But I would close the bathroom door before you clean the tub, just in case.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:16 AM
 
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The stories are hilarious. I'm not even going to think about the whole tub faucet thing... that would be more than I'm in the mood for right now. The kids, however, thought it was lots of fun to fish the frog out of the toilet. (It looked almost exactly like the one in the picture Sunrico... tan with big, black, beady eyes. The same frog that loves to hang on our house at night.)

Seriously, is it more likely the frog came in through the plumbing or a door? (Although, we always keep the toilet lid down so I'm afraid the plumbing is the only reasonable explanation but I can't even figure in my mind how it got in there.)
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The frogs get in through the roof vent and come up through the toilet. It has happened to me twice. No way to avoid it unless you put a screen on the plumbing vents. This will also keep the roaches out.
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