Euthanizing my first cuban tree frog.

Euthanizing my first cuban tree frog. Feels kinda shitty ending a creature's life but apparently these frogs are destroying the eco system and are highly invasive.

How do I feel less bad and what do you do to eliminate invasive species?

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    You think that's bad, try shooting cats when you love cats. It sucks, but every time I see them on my property I know the right thing to do is kill them to protect the native species population. Thanks Pentti 🙁

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Blunt force very quickly and painlessly ends any small animals life. I do it when I catch round gobies, it makes you feel like a psychopathic cave man, but it's honestly the most humane way to do it.

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    froge status?

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >How do I feel less bad?

    Take the creature in as a solitary pet. You're removing the creature from the ecosystem, so it won't reproduce; but you haven't killed it and it might live out its natural lifespan.

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I got the other way - I like to drop feeder goldfish into local ponds and creeks.

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    invasive species are a meme
    no one was crying 'invasive species" during the Great American Biotic Interchange
    or when a bipedal, stick-lobbing ape started migrating across the globe

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It's not euthanizing, moron. It's culling.

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Use a gun. Failing that, a hammer.

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >How do I feel less bad and what do you do to eliminate invasive species?
    Eat them

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you euthanize it?
    If it's already established where you live, you may have reduced the population by 0.00001%.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Lately I've been seeing less lizards, spiders, and other frogs. If I do see a frog its usually a cuban now days. So my goal is to start regularly doing this every time I see a cuban not just 1 and done

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Still pointless. You may be able to suppress them very locally, like in your garden. But they will come back as soon as you stop.
        There's nothing one can do against abundant invasive species, except for habitat modification, poison and biological control.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah if I can haul them from breeding in the backyard I'll consider that a win.

          Are there a lot of Cuban frogs? If not it might be a problem with the habitat and not the frogs themselves. Invasives exploit damaged ecosystems.

          Not too sure, there's a decent amount of them here in North FL, I see probably 3-4 Cubans for every 1 green tree frog.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >North FL
            Florida's ecosystem is already far beyond saving and will get much worse in the coming decades.
            100% futile. Almost every ecological niche will be dominated by invasive species.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >just give up bro

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                unironically. you're trying to ward off a tsunami with a bucket here.
                your efforts are better devoted elsewhere, like building a boat

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Go big or go home.
                It's pointless to keep abundant, small and highly fecund animals out of places that can be colonized from nearby because they will do in no time.
                To keep mice out of the bird colonies of South Georgia island, they had to poison every single corner of the whole thing.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >they had to poison every single corner of the whole thing.
                Based.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Don't give in to the pessimism, if everybody was out culling invasives maybe things would be slightly less shitty. If nothing else you're sending those non-native freeloaders a message and that counts for something. I would just double check to make sure they are real invasive species and not lookalikes, but if you're in Florida then the exotics there probably stand out very obvious.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              The adult Cubans are very obvious here. The one I froze was about 4 or 5 inches long and about 3 fingers wide one of the larger one's I've seen in the wild

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Are there a lot of Cuban frogs? If not it might be a problem with the habitat and not the frogs themselves. Invasives exploit damaged ecosystems.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Ok just let us know when you graduate to vertebrates, anon

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        are they edible? frogs taste just like chicken. if you're going to be killing a lot it could become a regular dinner lol

        this is how a butcher kills a frog. like a fish, stab into the brainstem and push down to completely obliterate the brain, pain would last all of one second.

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Humans are an invasive species.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up, homosexual.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Wojaks are an invasive species

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      They hated him becaue he spoke the truth.

  12. 2 years ago
    Anonymous
  13. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Richard Gere kilt a hamster inside his rectum.

  14. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    lmao I purposely step on those motherfrickers while walking my dogs.

  15. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    You learn to accept what you're doing is beneficial and that sometimes doing the ugly thing is necessary. If you still feel bad you can apologize to it like you're doing a prayer

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Is freezing inhumane?
      Looks like it's the preferred method but a few spazzes online are suggesting freezing is a painful death for invertebrates.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Google is saying to put benzocaine on its back then wait until it passes out first. It would be extremely inhumane for you to just freeze it.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          O shit.... I figured the chemicals were the inhumane part plus I don't have any so I skipped that part. I stuck it in the fridge for about 45mins and now it's been in the freezer for around 30-40mins. Should I take it out and absolutely go buy the chemical later today?

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Keep it in there, the worst of the pain is probably already past and it's just going to have to suffer for longer if you take it out and its nerves defrost and remember how to make it feel pain. You fricked up this time, try not to think about it

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Damn. Thought the fridge would serve as a shutdown almost. If 40+ mins is already too long yeah I guess I'll keep it in there. Its pretty goddamn large.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            awww jesus christ anon what the frick

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >Should I take it out
            that would just amount to torture lol

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            LOL WTF
            just keep him in there kek dont defrost the lil homie

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            ahaha holy shit my guy just let it die

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            there's no pain. cold just turns them off. people thought ice crystals forming might hurt but scientists monitored their brain activity and it's just a smooth decrease as they get colder. I would refrigerate first like you did but that's it

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Thats what I read as well, but as with everything there's conflicting data.
              Just popped another one into the fridge, probably a bit bigger than the last one.

              Still feels bad but these frickers have the backyard on lockdown

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >not just smashing it with a brick

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          this, just be a savage so it doesn't suffer. It's all over in an instant.

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