Patio Pond frog?
I live in Ohio and a northern green frog moved into my patio pond. In the fall I usually put a tarp over the whole structure to prevent a mess in the spring. The pond is about 2 feet deep. Should I move him, or let him try to hibernate in the water. My only concern is that this past spring, the water was jet black. Will the stale and stagnate water hurt him during hibernation?
The problem with moving him is that the pond is surrounded by unstable boulders with a waterfall in the middle. The areas not covered by the rubber liner were formerly covered by river bed pebbles and are 6 inches deep into the mud. Should I clear an area of rocks and the riverbed stones? There is a splash area that is usually very wet....But it is in an area of the pond he never goes...
Answer by llittle mama
I would set him outside the pond and then cover it; He will find someplace to hibernate. I don*t think frogs hibernate in water anyway, I think they burrow into the ground.
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