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LOUD bug or frog...Can anyone identify?

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posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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A friend of mine sent me this video of a very strange sounding insect making a mating call or something near her place in the Stuart area. I posted it because think it's very strange myself and even I don't know what the heck it is. Definitely not a Cicada since experts on a Cicada site I linked to said it was either a frog or katy-did. Any guesses?





posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Sounds like a frog to me....



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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I was wondering where I dropped my cell phone, it was set to vibrate! Thanks!
No idea what that was if I wasn't clear by my first line!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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It sounded to me like an automatic camera shutter.
I guess it sounds a little like a cell phone ring too.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by Starwise
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Sounds like a frog to me....



Since I don't hear any other noises like that on the video I guess it is more likely to be a frog. If it were a katy-did or insect I would think their might be more than one. Know I never heard a bug or frog for that matter, that sounded mechanical and loud like this one.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Seriously, that sounds just like my mobile phone if it's left on a table and a call comes in while it's set to vibrate.

Certainly not like any frog I ever heard, but there are an awful lot of different types of frogs.

By the way, most of us have no idea where "Stuart" is.
Could you elaborate?

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Sounds like this little guy…



Click to listen



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

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Excellent find! How cool!


I just learned something more about frogs.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


edit on 24/9/12 by JustMike because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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electric zoom



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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I don't know.

I couldn't hear anything for the crickets and that darn tree frog.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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I just learned something more about frogs.


Me too!

I don't know why they didn't name it the "Sheep Frog"

And, I'm really glad I don't live near any of them



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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I can here the distinct trill of frogs in the background. So we at least know that frogs are in the vicinity.

While I have lived in the "boonies" for 45 years, I have not heard this particular sound before.

The sound is obviously being recorded at night. So you can easily eliminate other possible answers.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Stuart Florida. I am from Florida as well...Boca Raton.
Forgot I am speaking to an International audience!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by AsuspiciousMANappears
electric zoom


Which is what it sounds like to me!



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Thanks I will definitely share that with her. It sounds like it could be the same critter. I wonder why the one lonesome call here in the video? Sounds like he has no friends whatsoever in the immediate area. Maybe this frog traveled there in a moving truck by accident from another location. I'll have to see if these are indigenous to central south FL.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Frog

Second line



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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I'll have to see if these are indigenous to central south FL.


They are indeed



Habitat: It can be found statewide under logs and debris near water.


FL Frogs - Eastern Narrowmouth Toad



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Sounds sort of like a fly, wasp, or bee in a can or bottle. or a cell phone buzzing. Doesn't sound like a frog. Doesn't sound like a grasshopper. Could also be an antenna rotor or a bug zapper on a neighbors home..
edit on 24-9-2012 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)


Does sorta sound like the toad above, I have never heard a frog make a noise like that around here. Maybe they ate too many flies or are trying to attract flies with the sound.

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