Froggies still a-wooing go

The problem of Wakari's noisy Australian tree frogs is not over yet.

Frog owner Ruth Mackenzie-White said this week she had given away about 60 tadpoles and fed others to her family's pet turtle and she believed there was only one "chirping" frog left in her pond.

But neighbour Ewen Cadzow said he was still not satisfied.

Mr Cadzow made history by becoming the first person to complain to the Dunedin City Council that the noise from a neighbour's frogs were keeping him awake.

He says one or more frogs in the Mackenzie-Whites' pond continue to croak and he plans to complain to the council again if the noise continues for "another two or three nights".

Ms Mackenzie-White said she was surprised at how passionate people had become about her frogs.

She had appeared on 3News , received croaking phone messages, a photograph of barbecued frogs and a recipe for crispy frog legs.

A Facebook site under the title "urban frog friends" had been set up although, as yet, it did not have many members.

Ms Mackenzie-White said that she was now finding it difficult to sleep at night in the absence of her frog choir.

"It does seem very quiet now."

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