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Old 09-25-2009, 03:12 AM
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There's a frog in my house, how can I get him out

I don't really want to kill him. thanks
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:27 AM
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Wet your hands, pick him up and carry him outside. Assuming you don't live in the Amazon, frogs are completely harmless and quite safe to handle.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:00 AM
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Cup your hands and cover the frog. Now contain the frog in your hands and let it go outside.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:07 AM
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Don't be afraid, it just wants a kiss!

My cat brought a frog in the house, but we didn't find it until I swept under the couch and out pops the frog, perfectly poised, looking ready to jump but it was quite dead and stiff.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:23 AM
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Wet your hands, pick him up and carry him outside. Assuming you don't live in the Amazon, frogs are completely harmless and quite safe to handle.
They're kinda cute too.

If you can't catch him, or don't want to pick up his slimy self, you could try to trap him under a Tupperware container or something like that. Slide a piece of cardboard underneath to form a little froggy prison, and put the little dude outside. He'll be happier out there.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:32 AM
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We tend to get a frog in our basement about once a week or so. My wife loves to catch them.*

It's just a frog. It's not gonna kill you. Just pick it up and take it outside.




*Yeah, I'm a little worried about how, exactly, the frogs keep getting in. But hey, it's just a rental house.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:50 AM
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Also, if you can't catch him with your hands, you can throw a towel over him and then bring him outside.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:03 AM
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They're kinda cute too.

If you can't catch him, or don't want to pick up his slimy self, you could try to trap him under a Tupperware container or something like that. Slide a piece of cardboard underneath to form a little froggy prison, and put the little dude outside. He'll be happier out there.
I used to do just that with the lizards lolling around in our southwest US home. Worked like a charm.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:10 PM
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I think you have all missed the seriousness of the problem. You see, once the OP gets the frog halfway out of the house, he'll have halfway left to go. Having covered half the remaining distance, he'll have half that distance to cover. And so on....

The only solution is to catch flies and set an extra place at the table. I recommend a terry cloth tea towel for the chair as frogs, for the most part, are not amenable to house training.

Now, if someone could help me with my problem: My friend Erwin has a cat he needs to put down....
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:15 PM
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Never mind...missed the joke!

Or not. Never know till you look.

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Old 09-25-2009, 01:14 PM
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I asked him to try your suggestion and the animal went under the bed and became entangled in an afghan; verschränkung felines!
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:19 PM
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If you have a problem because the frog jumps unexpectedly (or sings and dances too much), then bring over some friends. He will suddenly stop performing and you can then grab him and place him outside. Note that he will not go away, but will continue to perform - as long as no one else is around. Do not let this press upon your sanity.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:57 PM
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Don't be afraid, it just wants a kiss!
Disney suggests that is not a good idea.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:16 PM
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I asked him to try your suggestion and the animal went under the bed and became entangled in an afghan; verschränkung felines!
Sorry, SiX...when I realized that I'd missed the Schrödinger reference completely, I edited and you apparently composed your response while I was editing, making your response nonsensical as it didn't have my original post to play off of.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:17 PM
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Wet your hands, pick him up and carry him outside. Assuming you don't live in the Amazon, frogs are completely harmless and quite safe to handle.
And don't forget to wash your hands after carrying the frog. Otherwise, what you eat will taste like chicken.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:22 PM
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If you have a problem because the frog jumps unexpectedly (or sings and dances too much), then bring over some friends. He will suddenly stop performing and you can then grab him and place him outside. Note that he will not go away, but will continue to perform - as long as no one else is around. Do not let this press upon your sanity.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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Sorry, SiX...I edited making your response nonsensical
Yeah, that's the ticket.

That explains all those other posts of mine as well. Will you people please stop editing while I'm composing!
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:18 PM
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frog in the house

If that IS just a frog no problem.
If you are in one of the southern states (texas, florida ect.)
That might be a toad that oozes something really nasty.

I would not touch it until I found out just what it was.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:15 AM
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If his skin looks dry, I'd wet my hands before picking him up; no sense in hurting his skin. Carry him outside to a stream, pond, or puddle, preferably with a little shade.

If it's a toad and he pees on you, you can either wash your hands or amputate them.

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Old 09-28-2009, 12:00 PM
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I was a bit unclear with my last post
I was thinking about the vomit toad, (I think the name says it all) it is not JUST disgusting to touch, but oozes toxins.
do not touch that guy with a wet hand, plastic gloves at the least,
and throw the gloves away after.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:43 PM
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Make a loud announcement "The Germans are coming!" That'll make him run.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:48 PM
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Make a loud announcement "The Germans are coming!" That'll make him run.
<Beatles>
o/` Here comes the Hun.
Doodle oodle
Here comes the Hun and I say
"Let's mime fight!"

Ba doodlee doodloo doodle oodle

Little Petain, oh Marshal,
how are things in Vichy?
Little Petain, my Marshal,
Have you thought this through?

Here comes the Hun,
doodle oodle
Here comes the Hun, Petain says
"We won't fight!"

Ba doodlee doodloo doodle oodle o/`
</Beatles>
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