Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:27 am

Don't know what the hell it's eating, but we're halfway thru '12 & he's still kickin'! Just took these last night ...
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SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:13 am

Insects!!! He's eating insects! Helping to keep the place neat. Looks more like a toad, but what's the difference.

I have at least 1 in my cellar too, he's smaller. I have some cave crickets hanging around on the wall near the boiler, never saw those here before. They eat insects too, that's why I didn't suck them up in the shop vac.
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Coalfire On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:15 am

Better watchout he might grow really big and attack you one day when your tending the stove :lol:


Or maybe it is an endagered species and agents will be swarming your house for keeping it captive





Eric
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:19 am

Yeah, I fully expect the latter, living in this state. My property is basically a vernal pool ... but don't tell the feds that or I won't be able to mow anymore. :lol: :roll:

Attack frog! :woot:



Wood'nCoal wrote:....... but what's the difference.

Frogs live in water, toads don't. :D ;)

Yeah plenty of bugs down there, that's for sure. Mostly spiders. There's a ring-necked snake living in the opposite corner of the basement, but he's too small to munch the frog.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:36 am

Smitty, he needs a better name than basement frog.

Seems they have quite a long lifespan, needs a name if it's going to be around a for a while. LOL
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:59 am

Yep, it is eating insects. OK, NAME TIME !!!!
ANTHRA-FROG!
:mrgreen:
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:15 am

SMITTY wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:....... but what's the difference.

Frogs live in water, toads don't. :D ;)


I see. Thanks.

I've found more then enough of them all dried up in the cellar here. :o
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:45 am

Smitty,

I think that he is one of the retired Budweiser frogs. Figured your basement was the best retirement home around.......

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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 am

When I lived in Oklahoma, I saw a bullfrog eat a Dove !! :shock: :eek2: :fear:

Here is a good video to prove it.....

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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:49 am

I had a frog in my basement for at least 5 years,untill my girlfreinds son found him, then he dissapered for some reason :out:
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:13 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Smitty,

I think that he is one of the retired Budweiser frogs. Figured your basement was the best retirement home around.......


You may be onto something there, it's the most logical explanation.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:01 pm

009to090 wrote:When I lived in Oklahoma, I saw a bullfrog eat a Dove !! :shock: :eek2: :fear:

Here is a good video to prove it.....



Hmmm...tastes like chicken!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:51 pm

The French LOVE those legs ...in butter. However, have you notified the Frog Preservation Society of the location and history of your frog? It might be endangered....might require you to move from it's habitat......provide a special fenced in area....you know the deal....THIS is serious!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:53 pm

whistlenut wrote:The French LOVE those legs ...in butter. However, have you notified the Frog Preservation Society of the location and history of your frog? It might be endangered....might require you to move from it's habitat......provide a special fenced in area....you know the deal....THIS is serious!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Hmmmm, how long is the "wheeled toilet" thread? Something like that should be good for at least a hundred pages.
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Re: Basement frog - yeah, he's still alive!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:38 pm

The tree-huggin' pixies are afraid of the neighborhood, so no one is gonna find out about my basement habitat. :D I ain't going nowhere! :twisted:



Rick 386 wrote:Smitty,

I think that he is one of the retired Budweiser frogs. Figured your basement was the best retirement home around.......

Yeah, there's plenty to drink here. :woot: So that explains this "EERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!" sound that's been coming from down there. Thought it was the boiler. Now I know which one he is!



009to090 wrote:When I lived in Oklahoma, I saw a bullfrog eat a Dove !! .. .. ..

Here is a good video to prove it.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXqK5QulbJ8[/youtube]

So that's where the other frog went! Plenty of mice, snakes, & spiders down there too, so eatin' is good. He's swimming in our dirty laundry water! :lol:



Might have ate this guy too!

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SMITTY
 
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
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