Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Bok Bok

"Bok Bok" is the call, or how we describe the call of the Stripe Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronii, one of the most common frogs in our area and in fact right down the east coast and dividing range of Australia.
Warm weather and overnight rain brought them out in numbers and I had to rescue eight from the pool this morning.
The size of these frogs are smaller here, than the same species found around our house in Sydney and their call is not as loud. At one time in Sydney we had one that used to call from under our bedroom and the noise was enough to keep you awake. That was when we named them the Bok Bok frogs and it is how we still think of them. Their call has also been likened to hearing a tennis ball being soundly struck back and forth over the net.The colouring is quite variable and this specimen is one of the more strongly coloured as many are just varying shades of brown with their distinctive stripes.

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