This is a list of frogs.
May 3, 2008 12:55 AM   Subscribe

This is a list of frogs. Look at pictures the frogs. Most importantly, listen (sounds like a fart) to (sounds like a baseball card in your bike tire) the (sounds like a sheep) frogs (classic frog sound).

More pictures and sounds at the first link.
posted by bigmusic (21 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I wish I could set these as ring tones.
posted by Citizen Premier at 1:27 AM on May 3, 2008

You missed the most important one.
posted by Malor at 2:19 AM on May 3, 2008 [3 favorites]

I find frog noises so comforting.
I'd like to play these when I go to sleep.
Excellent post, big!
posted by Dizzy at 3:22 AM on May 3, 2008

A frog in distress is an incredible sound. I once came across a stand off between a cat and a tiny frog and the frog sounded like an 11yr old girl roaring at the top of her voice. They can make an unbelieveable amount of noise when they have to.
posted by fire&wings at 3:34 AM on May 3, 2008

The sound of this one makes me feel very sleepy.
posted by johnj at 4:09 AM on May 3, 2008

Don't forget this one.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:41 AM on May 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

hooray for this post on a wet spring morning.

the songs are that much more bittersweet, when you consider the ongoing amphibian declines not just in California, but throughout the United States (Congressionally-neutered National Biological Survey) and the world [maps] [data].

But such is the reach of this site that it even catalogues southeastern salamanders, the pride of North America, with habitat pics! thanks.

I'm enjoying this site as an easily-navigated, accessible herper resource, it's something the scientific and conservation websites could learn from.
posted by eustatic at 6:21 AM on May 3, 2008

A couple years ago my job transferred me to Summerville, SC, a lovely town about 20 miles inland from the Charleston harbor. I moved into a brand new apartment complex that was actually still under construction in a forested, swampy area that hadn't been developed until then. Lots of wetlands, spanish moss, that kinda thing.

In the spring and summer after dark, literally thousands of tree frogs would come out of the woods and swamps to play. These little guys were about the size of a ping pong ball. They especially hung around the streetlights in the parking lots, and the safety lighting in the apartment breezeways. It surprised me that they liked the light. You truly had to watch your step to keep from squishing the little fellers. It was great fun. I would sit down on the ground and stare at them for what seemed like hours.

The sounds they made were soothing ... no trouble at all falling asleep. Just a different form of white noise in the background. In the long run, it's really a shame the housing development had to interfere with their natural habitat, but they seemed to be doing all right getting used to the new upright giant creatures in their neighborhood.

I've moved back to the mountains since, but I will never forget the tree frogs in Summerville.
posted by netbros at 6:40 AM on May 3, 2008

I love falling asleep to the peeping of tropical tree frogs.

I was reading a book recently -- I couldn't tell you which one -- that stated that frogs, in general, do not go "ribbit." The reason that we in the English-speaking world think that they do, and tell our children so, is that "ribbit" is the call of the Pacific tree frog, the frog that's common in the Hollywood area, and Foley artists work with what they have. So all of us have developed the impression that frogs go "ribbit."
posted by Countess Elena at 7:11 AM on May 3, 2008

There's one of these in my backyard that is almost as big as my fist. He's a mosquito wrecking machine.
posted by photoslob at 8:26 AM on May 3, 2008

Oh jeez. After reading about the frog in my backyard I'm afraid it might eat me.
posted by photoslob at 8:31 AM on May 3, 2008

Since I speak French, my mother (for some inexplicable reason) decided to nickname me her French Frog. I have tons of frog themed stuff, the early stuff given to me by my mom, and the later stuff given to me from others who, when seeing my room full of frog decorations, decided I must like them. I do now.
posted by arcticwoman at 9:50 AM on May 3, 2008

If you hit play on all of them at once, it's like you're in the forest. This post rules.
posted by secret about box at 10:11 AM on May 3, 2008

Often when I hear frogs (esp. bullfrogs) I think about what it must have sounded like during the Permian period. And I am terrified.
posted by owhydididoit at 10:26 AM on May 3, 2008

Hey. Those are frogs.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:40 AM on May 3, 2008

I love frogs. Thank you for this. You have made my weekend. :)

Him name is hopkin.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 10:46 AM on May 3, 2008


As someone who has owned frogs and obsesses over them, this post made my Saturday.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:57 AM on May 3, 2008

I used to fall asleep to the sound of frogs and crickets, and during the day would try and catch the little ones hopping around our yard. Hearing their calls again brought back some great childhood memories. Thanks!
posted by hoppytoad at 11:56 AM on May 3, 2008

This might be the album for some of you, Charles M. Bogart, Sounds of North American Frogs.
posted by waitangi at 12:13 PM on May 3, 2008

Let's take a moment to remember Mitch Hedberg's "smackie the frog".
(starts at around 1:40)
posted by Tbola at 2:25 PM on May 3, 2008

And all in the year of the frog.
posted by cluck at 3:56 PM on May 3, 2008

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