Name That Noise
June 19, 2014 11:05 AM Subscribe
What kind of frog (or other animal) is making this noise in my backyard?
posted by mikepop to Pets & Animals (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is a typical suburban backyard in southern Maine, with the addition of a small artificial pond. We always have a few frogs, but as it's gotten warmer at nights (above 65F) this year there has a different frog joining in. I'm assuming it's a frog - the sounds seems to be coming from the grass right around the pond, but I can't find anything when I investigate (it shuts up when you get close enough).
The sound is also very loud - easily heard in any room inside the house.
(Note the "regular" frog croaking sound at about eleven seconds in. Those frogs we see all the time.)
Helpfully (maybe) I found this frog
hanging out on my back porch this morning. I haven't seen that kind of frog around before so I'm suspecting it's the noisemaker.