Winter frogs...

rsingley(z6a NJ)December 15, 2012

I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not. It's 39 degrees in northern NJ right now and there is a frog, either a pickerel frog or green frog sitting on a rock in the pond. Last weekend there were 3 or 4 of them, all dark green, almost black taking in the heat of the sun. Isn't it a little late for them to not be "hibernating"???

Should I catch this guy and bring him in for the winter? Last winter, or the winter before, I had a green frog go "belly up" in the pond in the winter.

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I am in north Jersey too. The warm spell we had last week brought all my frogs out again as well. Frogs are a pain to protect from themselfs. I spent days pulling them out of my skimer because I know from past years they will die if if I don't.

I would not bring him in for winter because you will find it hard to keep him alive for any length of time inside. We can only hope nature knows best.

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