Frog Problem

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 22:47
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Fired up the gas water heater the other morning (it had not been used for a while) 5 mins later I walked outside to investigate an odd smell,,,,,,, and wow!! - smoke was pouring out of the exhaust vent of the Surburban hot water heater. Flipped open the cove to find half a dozen big green frogs rapidly cooking. I think one had actually entered the exhause pipe. All the surrounding area was full of frog poop. The dog chomped one of the partially cooked frogs - and shortly afterward vomited up a still moving frog.....

Any suggestions on how this can be prevented in future. Any good frog deterant ideas.

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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 23:45

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 23:45
"Any good frog deterant ideas. "

Marry a French lady.
Put garlic & cream in the HWS box
Put a savage bullfrog on a lead

Bound to be some other solutions.
In the meantime toss 'em in wok with garlic, Mirin, chopped chilli and a bit of oyster sauce.
Serve with chopped green shoots from spring onion.

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Follow Up By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 23:51

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 23:51
Personally I find the Chinese style of cooking frog to be tastier than the French garlic & cream style.

The recipe below is improved by marinating the frog first in a soy, garlic, ginger mix.

Chinese Deep-Fried Frog Legs Recipe
(serves 2 to 4)

Ingredients:
500 grams frog legs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¾ cup rice flour
1 tablespoon custard powder
oil for deep-frying


How to cook Chinese-style frog legs
Clean the frog legs and drain well.

Season with salt, pepper and sesame oil for about ½ hour.

Combine rice flour, custard powder and water in a bowl. Stir well to form a smooth batter.

Heat oil in a deep wok over medium heat; dip frog legs into the batter and then deep-fry until light brown on both sides. Serve hot with your favorite dip
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Reply By: Mobi Condo - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:17

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:17
Been a keen Frog Observer for years - but really would not want to cook and eat some of our Hitch Hikers, as most of the ones we have seen near our van seemed to live in a remote Toilet block bowls at road side stops!

We had one on our towbar at Undarra - it was dusty, dry, dehydrated and squeezed into a gap between the Gas Cylinder racks - as we set up - seems like it came with us from either Chili Bach, Cooktown or Cairns! We had been in Chillago for two days as well.

We tired to keep it alive for two days with insects etc, but it committed suicide down a drain pipe in the van - then we had fun clearing it out!

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:25

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:25
We had 1/2 dozen green frogs in our A/C a couple of years back, i wondered why the A/C wasn't working and investigated and found some had gone for a tumble in the fan housing.

Which reminds me of the mouse that found it's way into the car's A/C Fan housing a few years back ............. none of them can run or hop fast enough
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 19:19

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 19:19
I suspect more of the buggers are up there as well

John
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Reply By: Strpr - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 08:16

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 08:16
Prior to Airport Security ( good old days) Senior flight attendant comes into cockpit and states kid in economy HAD about 10 green frogs in shoebox and all missing. Engineering found 3 in electrical bay after landing, rest never found. Maybe the rest vapourised, lot of big current down there. Aircraft flew OK
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Reply By: Turist - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 19:04

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 19:04
Had my fun, serious answers now.

Citric acid sprayed around an area keeps them away but it may dry out too quickly near a hot water heater.

Hydrated lime also works so a sprinkle of that in the heater box may help.

Not sure about the corrosive affects of either product.

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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 06:51

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 06:51
Try DETTOL...it will work.
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:49

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:49
That's for after they bite you Ern

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Follow Up By:- Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 01:25

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 01:25
Blimey Mick....will don the steel toe boots tonight........my little piggies are precious....
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 19:22

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 19:22
Hi Ern, I know dettol will drop them in their tracks - will the residual small keep them out? I think salt helps to keep them out, but there is enough corrosion in that area already

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