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    Well I know the Big Island is invaded to the point of no return.

    Anyone hearing them anywhere else yet in the State?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    Well I know the Big Island is invaded to the point of no return.

    Anyone hearing them anywhere else yet in the State?
    Yes, I've heard them in Wailuku...but only one or two of them... so far. They start up around 10 p.m. and croak until around 5 a.m. I cannot imagine the ruckus a whole army of coqui would cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    Yes, I've heard them in Wailuku...but only one or two of them... so far. They start up around 10 p.m. and croak until around 5 a.m. I cannot imagine the ruckus a whole army of coqui would cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang
    Yes, I've heard them in Wailuku...but only one or two of them... so far. They start up around 10 p.m. and croak until around 5 a.m. I cannot imagine the ruckus a whole army of coqui would cause.

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    It only takes two to create an army!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    It only takes two to create an army!
    Foa reals! And that's what the official name for a bunch of frogs is: ARMY

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    Here's some fuel for the fire.

    http://www.hawaiiancoqui.org/

    They have odes to them!

    http://www.hawaiiancoqui.org/coquisong.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bard
    Here's some fuel for the fire.

    http://www.hawaiiancoqui.org/

    They have odes to them!

    http://www.hawaiiancoqui.org/coquisong.htm
    Pure lunacy We were down on Banyan drive in Hilo at night
    a few months ago. It appears the Coqui have invaded the Banyan trees.
    I'm sure all tourists are thrilled to hear that.

    I personally find Coqui's sound maddeningly annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    Well I know the Big Island is invaded to the point of no return.

    Anyone hearing them anywhere else yet in the State?

    Yea, I used to hear 'um in the shower...in the backyard we get one outside shower thingy ~ and I think that little bugger found a new home in our back yard...I have no idea where he came from,too.

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    My folks were all excited when they found a buncha frogs they thought were cocqui frogs. My father did his best to kill them all, but they were fast buggers and some got away. They were so sure the frogs were cocqui. But I got on the state website for cocqui frogs (http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/coqui/identification.asp) and they discovered the frogs, while still somewhat noisy, were not cocqui frogs. Now they feel kinda bad about killing them.

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    My wife sent me that site when I started talking with her about the frogs. She's always the optimist. Me, I'm looking in my crystal ball and see ... *swirling mists* new triple paned windows. Those things do wonders for noises outside.

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    Sound-proof windows help out quite a bit when one lives in a coqui frog-invested locale. While spraying citric acid and lime temporarily helps in eradicating the some of the frogs, new ones simply reinfest the sprayed area. Strangely, some varieties of coqui are endangered in their native Puerto Rico. So far, it looks like paving over everything with concrete might be the only sure-fire way to get rid of them.
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    If it is always the humans fault that this species or that species goes extinct, then how is it that with a concerted effort we can not extinct the coqui on Big Island?

    Things like this make me wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona
    If it is always the humans fault that this species or that species goes extinct, then how is it that with a concerted effort we can not extinct the coqui on Big Island?

    Things like this make me wonder.
    We haven't had much success with driving cockroaches to extinction either. The simple way to rid Hawaii of coquis is to import their natural enemy. That would be a snake. Mongoose retraining would be an easier sell.
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    Funny how in LasVegas frogs are good luck, so will killing one bring bad luck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin
    We haven't had much success with driving cockroaches to extinction either. The simple way to rid Hawaii of coquis is to import their natural enemy. That would be a snake. Mongoose retraining would be an easier sell.
    Chances are, the snakes would find something better to eat, like birds, instead of coqui frogs, Thus, we'd end up with a snake problem in addition to the coqui frog problem.

    Here's something that might reduce the coqui frog population....

    Pan-Fried Coqui

    - 5 lbs of coqui frogs
    - 3/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar
    - crushed ice
    - 1 cup milk
    - 6 eggs, separated
    - 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
    - 1/4 tsp salt
    - 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    - vegetable oil

    Wash the coqui frogs thoroughly. Place in a large pan and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover with crushed ice and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours.

    Combine the milk, egg yolks, olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt.

    Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold into the batter.

    Sprinkle the frogs with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the frogs into the batter then dredge in the flour.

    Fry until golden brown in oil heated to 375 degrees. Drain on paper towels.

    Serve and Enjoy!
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    And I was just thinking about what I was going to snack on...

    I think I'll pass now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah K
    Chances are, the snakes would find something better to eat, like birds, instead of coqui frogs, Thus, we'd end up with a snake problem in addition to the coqui frog problem.

    Here's something that might reduce the coqui frog population....

    Pan-Fried Coqui

    - 5 lbs of coqui frogs
    - 3/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar
    - crushed ice
    - 1 cup milk
    - 6 eggs, separated
    - 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
    - 1/4 tsp salt
    - 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    - vegetable oil

    Wash the coqui frogs thoroughly. Place in a large pan and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover with crushed ice and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours.

    Combine the milk, egg yolks, olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt.

    Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold into the batter.

    Sprinkle the frogs with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the frogs into the batter then dredge in the flour.

    Fry until golden brown in oil heated to 375 degrees. Drain on paper towels.

    Serve and Enjoy!
    Do the frogs have to be dead first? Hard to sprinkle anything on them when they're hopping around

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    You just put all the ingredaments in a tupperware bowl, seal the lid, and shake um.

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    If ya lick em does you rtongue go numb like with some slugs??? Always wanted to know that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyecicle
    If ya lick em does you rtongue go numb like with some slugs??? Always wanted to know that!
    you still trying to kiss your frog to find your prince?

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    Aww they're so cute!


    I would find them peaceful sounding unless I had one very close to me. Like, I like the sounds of crickets @ night, but if one is in my house... I'm on a homicide mission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    you still trying to kiss your frog to find your prince?
    I didn't say I liked a "FROG" ....
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    ok...but why you curious about licking one

    other than I have heard they are toxic...almost all frogs...

    I think we lost a cat cause it ate a frog!

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    Once, we were camping on the beach, and I was wearing my Tabi's (sp).
    We were feeling all romantic, and my wife looks down and says "My handsome prince really IS a frog"....... Funny !

    Coqui's were about 4 properties away 2 months ago. Now I hear them on the other side of me....they closing in all around South Kona.

    I have a feeling they get spread by excavators and other tractors going from job to job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    ok...but why you curious about licking one

    other than I have heard they are toxic...almost all frogs...

    I think we lost a cat cause it ate a frog!

    Perhaps I'm missing your sarcasm, but I believe she's asking if the frogs have hallucinogenic effects as some toads do if you lick them.
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