This is a menace we don't have to face ....yet!
The American Bullfrog is regarded in many European countries as an absolute menace. Apparently about ten of these frogs were illegally imported into Southern France many years ago by a hobbyist and today they are spread over most of Europe and are currently posing a huge challenge to conservationists. In stark contrast with the decline of some species of frogs all over the world, they are multiplying and pose a real threat to fish and other more vulnerable frog species. The following photos were posted on Pondkoi.com:
Bullfrog eating a Koi
Bullfrog eating Shubunkin
Bullfrog eating bird.
Smug character isn’t it?
The American Bullfrog reaches up to 20 cm in length and can weigh up to 1.4 kilogram
The African Bullfrog on the other hand, measures up to 24 cm and may weigh over two kilograms. Because it has a restricted habitat, it does not pose such a risk for koi keepers in South Africa.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 18:01