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Question Frogs have swollen up and died?

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The winter has cleared up and it was terrible in scotland. I checked my pond and found three dead common frogs. They have swollen up and are almost about to burst.

How did this happen?

Was it a parasite?

Thanks James :)



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It's more likely they died from the cold, if it was indeed a terrible winter. That they are so bloated means they've probably just been dead a while.



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It's more likely they died from the cold, if it was indeed a terrible winter. That they are so bloated means they've probably just been dead a while.
Yeah, when dead things are in water for a while they tend to get bloated and look puffy.
So sad about the frogs though just nature I suppose.

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The winter has cleared up and it was terrible in scotland. I checked my pond and found three dead common frogs. They have swollen up and are almost about to burst.

How did this happen?

Was it a parasite?

Thanks James :)
Hi,

Could be all sorts of things, and as previously stated the bloating may well be postmortem. Could potentially be something infectious as well though.

Just want to draw your attention to the Garden Wildlife health project (via Froglife - Froglife - Leaping forward for reptiles and amphibians) - they take reports of wildlife deaths and you may wish to submit data to them.



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