American Bullfrogs are an invasive species here in Utah and I have noticed that I am seeing them more often at Farmington Bay WMA than I have in the past.
It is unknown exactly when these large amphibians were brought into the state but one article I read said somewhere around the 1930’s is when people brought them here for food farming. Plant nurseries also used to sell or give away bullfrog tadpoles when people purchased water features.
The problem with these bull frogs is that they are larger than our native frogs, they are more aggressive and they can out compete our native frogs and tadpoles. Bullfrogs will eat whatever they can including other frogs, fish and small ducklings. I remember them eating lots of the fish in my backyard pond back east.
Yes they are cute in a froggy kind of way and I love to hear them but they are another problem for Utah that humans have introduced.
The good news for the day, for me anyway, is that my camera is on the UPS truck and will be delivered today! I will be so glad to have it back in my hands.
Life is good.