One part of a mass of frogspawn that has appeared over the last few days in ponds in this area. Do parent frogs now leave the pond area, I wonder?
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The adults usually disperse after spawning, as there is not enough food around for all of them.
One adult frequently stays on in our small garden pond most of the summer, but I have no idea - and presumably neither does the frog - if it is a parent of any of the tadpoles.
The book say that these adults contribute to the attrition rate by predating tadpoles, as of course do other amphibians and older siblings.
Thanks Amadan for the information. I was aware that newts ate tadpoles, but I was not that frogs practiced infanticide.
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