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I Hate Tree Frogs ! And Wild Turkeys


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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 08:51 PM

When you think of NJ you don't think about "wildlife".
But it seems that I've invaded by a heard of Gray tree frogs and a flock of wild turkeys.

For the last few weeks it's gotten worse. Once it gets dark, the frogs go crazy with their loud croaking in the trees behind my house. Then as if that isn't bad enough, the wild turkey's chime in as if they were talking to the dam frogs. I like to sit outside at night but the noise is driving me crazy.

The woods behind my house isn't that big, maybe 2 acres tops. Then a road and other homes. I hardly ever see wild turkeys during the day, but sure hear them at night.

Anyone else ever hear of frogs and turkeys "singing" together ?

Here is what the NJ gray tree frog ImageUploadedByTapatalk1402710695.689675.jpg looks and sounds like


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Posted June 13, 2014 - 09:03 PM

Weird looking frog. Never seen one here. Noel

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 09:11 PM

   I don't know about frogs but I do know that if you take an owl call out in the evening and use it the turkeys will call back.  good way to locate turkeys during the fall hunting season, find out where they are roosting then go and set in the morning wait for them to get up-------------------------BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FLOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DINNER!!  I will ask around about the tree frogs, never heard of that.

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 09:12 PM

Frog legs are good, but me doubts if there is much meat to be had on those skinny critters.

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 13, 2014 - 09:14 PM

Wow I couldn't listen to much of that. I once built a porch with sixteen post holes three foot deep. I had to wait several days for inspection & every single morning I had to dip them little tree frogs out of the holes.
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Posted June 13, 2014 - 09:50 PM

Thats a comforting sound to me. I grew up in the country with no AC so the windows where open all the time. The frogs would sing me to sleep. They still do, I love hearing them at night.


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Posted June 13, 2014 - 09:58 PM

Yeah, bull frogs, peepers, leopard frogs, im on a farm, we have it all along with jimmy cricket, grass hoppers beetles, etc...love them all, sing all night long.


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Posted June 13, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, bull frogs, peepers, leopard frogs, im on a farm, we have it all along with jimmy cricket, grass hoppers beetles, etc...love them all, sing all night long.

 

Yep, I know what you mean.  Its soothing to me. 

 

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 10:35 PM

I'm with you, Coldone, music to my ears.
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Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:35 PM

That's this country boys going to sleep music :thumbs:

Sure sounds better to me than hearing traffic all night, different strokes for different folks.


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Posted June 13, 2014 - 11:51 PM

I'll take Frogs over Crickets or Cicadas any day. I don't know about Turkey's but Frog songs sound kind of nice. 


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 05:11 AM

We have the frogs down here too! If they are singing, all is well!


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 05:21 AM

A few years ago up home the area was getting overrun with wild turkeys. Somebody was set dozens of limb lines and baited them with hominy. The turkeys would eat the hominy and then couldn't gobble, then the poachers would go back and collect the birds.

The state wildlife department didn't think it funny.
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Posted June 14, 2014 - 05:39 AM

A few years ago up home the area was getting overrun with wild turkeys. Somebody was set dozens of limb lines and baited them with hominy. The turkeys would eat the hominy and then couldn't gobble, then the poachers would go back and collect the birds.

The state wildlife department didn't think it funny.

Had a similar problem in Ohio in a very unhappy thickly settled area with three neighbors, one with baying hound dogs, one neighbor feeding turkeys late at night and the other neighbor lacing hamburger with crushed glass and a BB gun.

 

Needless to say they all lost something and one went to jail, now everyone can sleep.


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 06:11 AM

Turkeys can really carry on...they will gobble at any loud sounds.  When scouting for birds we dont even use an owl or crow call anymore...we just honk the truck horn or yell at the top of our lungs.  Those birds can't wait to holler back "Im over here!  Shoot me, then deep fry until golden brown with a crisp skin"

 

Tastes amazing.


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