Friday, June 17, 2016

Frog Research

JP and I removed another 13 frogs from the swimming pool cover last night.  A few of them were gettin' busy, if you know what I mean.  ACK!  I decided that some research was in order to be able to confidently face the challenge of the pool frogs.
 
We have been completely stymied as to how the frogs are getting there, seeing as our pool is nowhere near a body of water where we ASSUMED that frogs would need to breed and grow.
 
Well, I discovered that the frogs in our pool are actually tree frogs, and we live IN THE WOODS. 
 
Cope's Gray Tree Frog
picture from paherps.com

Apparently, these little guys migrate from the trees to small standing bodies of water from May - August to breed.  I guess it just took them a couple of years to find our pool.

More research reveals that proper chlorine levels should keep them out of the pool, so if I'm ever able to achieve that, we'll be golden.  Of course, it has rained 2 1/4 inches over the past 48 hours, so I'll need to re-shock the pool, etc.

SIGH.

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