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    Default What creature's eggs?

    Saw this in the Pongola river recently
    -anyone know what creature lays eggs like this?

    I presume it is a frog or such?
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    Yip that is a frog and if Owen pops in he would be able to give you the scientific as well as common name as well
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    Thanks Henk -I will await OwenD's expert opinion on the specific species.

    (-this is a post-coital result, so I suspect he may not be off the mark as quickly as if it were a pre-coital or coital occurrence!)

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    We might not have the pleasure of Owens company in that case In the frog and toad world it is called
    amplexus and the only contact is by the usually smaller male grabbing the female around the middle.

    If he popped in the first thing he would do is to correct me in saying this is a toad and not a frogs eggs and the he would probably say that it looks like a
    Raucous Toad or Amietophrynus rangeri.
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    Haha! Well they are toad eggs rather than frog eggs, one of the Bufonidae -they generally lay eggs in strings while the frogs usually lay in clusters as a general guide. Maybe Raucous or Guttural Toad if you feel like a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    We might not have the pleasure of Owens company in that case In the frog and toad world it is called
    amplexus and the only contact is by the usually smaller male grabbing the female around the middle.

    If he popped in the first thing he would do is to correct me in saying this is a toad and not a frogs eggs and the he would probably say that it looks like a
    Raucous Toad or Amietophrynus rangeri.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenD View Post
    Haha! Well they are toad eggs rather than frog eggs, one of the Bufonidae -they generally lay eggs in strings while the frogs usually lay in clusters as a general guide. Maybe Raucous or Guttural Toad if you feel like a guess.
    Had to shake your cage total shot in the dark. Seen the raucus lay strings like that and fits the distribution area
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    We might not have the pleasure of Owens company in that case In the frog and toad world it is called
    amplexus and the only contact is by the usually smaller male grabbing the female around the middle.

    If he popped in the first thing he would do is to correct me in saying this is a toad and not a frogs eggs and the he would probably say that it looks like a
    Raucous Toad or Amietophrynus rangeri.
    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    Had to shake your cage total shot in the dark. Seen the raucus lay strings like that and fits the distribution area
    Yeah I wrote that before I saw your reply, my internet is dead slow so I open loads of windows and go through them eventually when they load so I hadn't seen your suggestion yet but agree with it wholeheartedly- it is probably the most likely!
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