An unintended consequence of having the koi pond so close to the house is the noise. Noise you say? Koi don't make noise. True, but the frogs-OMG!
We had frogs in our old koi pond and really enjoyed listening to them and even seeing them. (For more on them check this post found here). And I really don't mind the frogs in the new koi pond; tho it has taken some adjusting on my part.
These babies are chorus frogs. They are in the same family as spring peepers; hence the puffed out chin. And while we do have some spring peepers in the koi pond, it is the chorus frogs that are most active right now. I would hear them each evening but could never ever find them during the day. One night as I prepared for bed I looked out at the pond and saw all these white dots swimming around the surface of the pond. I knew it was not koi so I took my flashlight and camera out and got quite the show.
Chorus frogs were swimming and walking all over the place. They were really quite the wonder.
I was even able to touch one of them. They serenade each other day and night. Even as I type I can hear their song. You too have heard them sing and may even be listening to them now, but in case you are not sure what these frogs sound like check this link here....
in the garden....
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