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Bruce Arnott

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Bruce worked at Londolozi from 2017 to 2020. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after which he moved down to ...

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on How Much Do You Know About a Bushveld Rain Frog?

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Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Bruce, I loved the picture of the frogs mating, who knew that male would be smaller than the female

Vin Beni
Master Tracker

Have missed this opportunity, since our visits have all been in winter.

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

a new story , thank you !

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wow! This was a fascinating report. I’ve heard these frogs on each of my trips but had never seen one. Not the prettiest, but looks aren’t everything.

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

Fascinating little creatures! I’d never heard of them until now.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Sounds as if she superglues him too during the mating process. Try explaining that at accident and emergency

Linda Rawles
Digital Tracker

This made my day – i love these little guys…and gals. And you go, girls – glue! Ha!

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

What interesting stuff! I knew they come from under the surface, but I didn’t know they were already grown up then. We were driving through Kruger park once and after rainfall, got stuck on a road, because all the little frogs came out of their burrows and we couldn’t move without squashing them…..
But Bruce, does anyone know how old they can get?

James Tyrrell

Good question Irene,
We’ll try find out!

James Tyrrell

I believe it’s generally going to be less than 10 years in the wild, but that will probably depend upon the species of frog…

Irene Henkes
Digital Tracker

Thanks! That is quite long for a little frog like that. But them being so adapted to life in wet and dry situations, it sounds pretty logical……

very interesting!! Thank you!

Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

Thank you so much! I would never have no about this frog without this blog. First, you put a smile on my face this morning 6:49 a.m. Missouri, U.S.A. I love this blog as a learn about an area I probably will never be able to visit. Money and age come to mind! LOL!. Learning from all the contributors here and seeing the marvelous photos is a big plus in my life. This frog info and pictures was kind of the icing on the cake! Loved it! Thanks much!

Ben Nott

I had know knowledge of the Bushveld Rain Frog. Incredibly fascinating and thank you for sharing this detailed account on the animal, love learning about the unnoticed. Amazing how they protect themselves. The symphony of the frogs call is something I look forward to ticking off my bush bucket list. Great article and phenomenal photography.

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