Desperate homeowner asks his neighbours for advice after thousands of unwanted tenants make themselves at home in his sparkling pool
- A farmer near Wagga Wagga found his pool was inhabited by thousands of frogs
- Roy Hamilton shared the video to Twitter where it has more than 47,000 views
- The amphibians were forced from their habitats during mass flooding last month
- The growing population could attract snakes and other displaced predators
A farmer’s pool has been inundated by an army of frogs after heavy rain and flooding in NSW forced thousands of animals to look for somewhere else to live.
Roy Hamilton, from Wagga Wagga in central NSW, shared a video of his pool showing thousands of frogs swimming in the water on Monday, with the bottom barely visible.
‘Just wonder if anyone else is having any frog issues in their pool since the floods,’ Mr Hamilton said in the video.
An army of thousands of frogs have found their home in the pool of farmer, Roy Hamilton, near Wagga Wagga (pictured, a screenshot of the frogs from Roy Hamilton’s video)
Heavy rains and floods inundated the Riverina region in early November, causing the nearby Murrumbidgee River to peak at 9.72 metres.
The region hadn’t seen severe floods in more than a decade when it was hit by a rush of water, forcing at least 700 residents to stay in evacuation centres.
The floods also drove many animals – including spiders, snakes and frogs – from their natural habitats and into houses in nearby towns.
Mr Hamilton said he had made a makeshift ramp for the frogs to leave the pool by themselves – but they hadn’t shown any interest.
The farmer said he’d ‘been collecting them up and relocating [them] to creek and dams’ but the frogs kept coming back.
Heavy rains and flooding in the region forced numerous animals, including snakes, spiders and frogs towards nearby houses (pictured, flooding in Kerang last month)
Mr Hamilton’s ordeal with his uninvited animals might be far from over, with the pool seemingly becoming a breeding ground for the frogs as the population keeps growing.
The amphibians could potentially attract snakes and other predators that were also forcefully expelled from their habitats by flooding.
‘Going to be some fat snakes about this summer,’ Mr Hamilton wrote.
‘I’ve had some ideas, I might swim in the creek this morning.’
The amphibious pool party might be the least of Roy’s worries, as the breeding population could attract snakes and other predators
Twitter users were astounded by the video of Mr Hamilton’s amphibious pool party, with many chiming in through the comments.
‘This is incredible Roy!’ one commenter wrote.
‘Looks like a state of the art mosquito defence system to me. What’s the issue?’ another commented.
‘Ring up the French restaurants quick,’ a third joked.
While another had the same idea and simply shared a link to a recipe for ‘Garlic Frog Legs’.