Reptiles and Amphibians - invasive

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) on Mar 22, 2011

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

This area was annexed just a few years ago and has seen a huge amount of development activity along the creek and waterways to the North of the new Timber Ridge School....and along Clover Ridge Road. New development areas were cleared but not completed just to the east of Trinity St, NE. The bullfrogs are taking over all along the creek area and the wetlands...from Woodward Dr. N.E. and all along the backside of Trinity St NE clear over to Creekside Dr NE. The noise has increased ten fold in just the past couple of years.

Commentary

Yes, how do we stop this invasion so that the neighbors can sleep again at night? This was not an issue before the clearing of the land for development to the north of the new school and to the East of Trinity on the wetlands. It is amazing how quickly the entire area is being overrun.

Reporter
March 22, 2011, 8:49 p.m.

You can control bullfrogs by letting ponds dry up in late summer, scooping bullfrog egg masses out of the water, trapping tadpoles or gigging adults. Be very careful that you don't harm the native frogs or salamanders or their eggs. Ask for help in identification before you start! Call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife or your county Soil and Water Conservation District.
:: Get information on enhancing your pond or wetland to attract turtles
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, (503) 947-6000

- Your local Soil and Water Conservation District:
Linn Soil and Water Conservation District - 33935 Hiwhway 99E #C, Tangent, (541) 926-2483
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District - 456 SW Monroe Avenue, #110, Corvallis (541) 753-7208


Lisa DeBruyckere
March 22, 2011, 9:05 p.m.