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    I sincerely hope you feel better now Tkay!

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    I haven't seen a wild frog in years, but I'll keep this in mind.

    Hope your feeling better Tkay

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    OMG i had no idea they did that! But they are soooo cute..and ungrateful apparently.
    Strange it didn't come up at uni. You have entirely too many dangerous things here!

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    Thats news to me as well, thanks for the heads up, as long as you close ya eyes.....

    I would love to be able to just step outside and find the culprit that makes all the noise.... I'd be relocating every minute..... But, i have no one else to blame, as my better half tells me, i cant help but save the spawn that i find in the dog bowls, spa and sometimes in the gutters, i have a couple of troughs that i empty them into, and after doing this for a few years, i'm sure i have hundreds of green tree frogs....as soon as the rain starts, you cant hear yourself speak.....
    I have watched the frogs spawn, its an amazing sight, 1 frog mounted on another, then she tells him to get outa there, he disembarks and disapears, while she spreads thousands of little bubbles. first time i saw it was amazing.... the joy of living in the tropics.

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    Can you identify the species of frog and where your daughter got the information (article?), because this is definitely news to me. I regularly handle frogs, and yes I've been "sprayed" by them once or twice, but they could never use aim or force (which would be needed to get it in your eye, unless you were holding it above your face?).

    Sure your daughter wasn't looking up toads?

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    I've never heard of this before, might have to do a bit of research. Either way I 'll still like them, just might be a bit more careful.

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    Yeh, I can't find anything that says they squirt toxins but a few sites do say to be careful not to get any secretions in your eyes. I just can't see what else it could have been. I only picked him up ran about 20 meters and my eye starting stinging I did not put my hands near my eyes as I was still holding the frog when the pain started. I guess I'll never know, but I think I will be a bit more cautious next time.

    My eye is still sore now, 2 days later. So whatever is was it certainly isn't pleasant.
    The best things in life, aren't things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    Yeh, I can't find anything that says they squirt toxins but a few sites do say to be careful not to get any secretions in your eyes. I just can't see what else it could have been. I only picked him up ran about 20 meters and my eye starting stinging I did not put my hands near my eyes as I was still holding the frog when the pain started. I guess I'll never know, but I think I will be a bit more cautious next time.

    My eye is still sore now, 2 days later. So whatever is was it certainly isn't pleasant.
    I hope the soreness goes soon. Have you been bathing your eye with clean water or milk? This will sometimes ease any soreness. Or use the normal eye drops.

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    Tree Frogs make me sick to look at anyway, so I don't go anywhere near them lol.


    Good thing to know about them though!
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