RTÉ interviewed the Tyrone teenager looking after tadpoles during lockdown – here’s what you need to know

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In lockdown Hannah McSorley shot to TikTok fame thanks to daily videos of the tadpoles she is looking after in a kiddie’s pool in her back garden.

She started off with a tongue-in-cheek estimate of ‘37,930 tadpoles’ just 79 days ago which have grown in recent weeks and will soon be froglets.

She has amassed over nine million likes on TikTok, and over half a million followers.

Here’s a glimpse of the journey so far:

This is where the 37,930 figure came from:

@.baby.frogs

Bro I am excited to own 37,930 frogs!! ##zyxcba ##uk ##ponds ##nature ##spring ##foryou ##fyp ##countryside ##foryoupage ##educate ##viral ##frogs

♬ Like That – Doja Cat

They’re starting to swim:

@.baby.frogs

Not long until I have 37,930 frogs swimming about! ##zyxcba ##ponds ##uk ##nature ##spring ##foryou ##fyp ##foryoupage ##educate ##frogs ##viral ##countryside

♬ Selfish – Madison Beer

Some of the frog babies didn’t make it:

@.baby.frogs

R.I.P Fred 💔😓 me and your 37,929 siblings love you! ##rip ##fyp ##foryou ##frogs ##frogspawn ##tadpoles ##savethefrogs ##zyxcba ##lockdownlife ##viral

♬ Surrender – Natalie Taylor

How to find your own frog spawn!

@.baby.frogs

How to find frogspawn and tadpoles! this was requested a lot. So enjoy! ##foryou ##fyp ##foryoupage ##uk ##ponds ##frogs ##frogspawn ##howto ##viral ##spring

♬ Memories (Drinks Bring Back) – Ajay Stephens

The tadpole queen gives her baby frogs a castle:

@.baby.frogs

I now have more followers than tadpoles🥰 tysm for 43k❤️ ##fyp ##foryou ##frogs ##frogspawn ##tadpoles ##froggang ##viral ##amphibians ##savethefrogs ##uk

♬ Toosie Slide – Drake

Fans also voted for a tadpole president:

@.baby.frogs

Vote for your Tadpole President ❤️🐸##tiktokpoll ##fyp ##foryou ##tadpoles ##frogs ##frogspawn ##nature ##summer ##xyzbca ##pool ##viral ##sun ##cute ##amphibian

♬ Chill – Hairy Beats