NANFA-- Fwd: [IN-BIRD-L] close call - Baltimore oriole/bullfrog
Mon, 2 Jun 2003 07:41:02 EDT

>This evening, my wife yelled at me that there was something thrashing
>about in our water garden (10'x6'). I ran out and fished out what
>turned out to be a bullfrog with a male Baltimore oriole pinned in its
>mouth. The frog relinquished the thoroughly wet oriole and after I
>dried him off with a blow dryer, he flew off.
>Water gardens are getting to be quite popular and are attractive to
>birds (today I noted a pair of indigo buntings and catbirds taking baths
>under the waterfall) and bullfrogs. Until today, I never did think too
>much of a bullfrog as a serious predator on the birds that use them.
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