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toad or toadlet? ID needed

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Offline aj

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« on: October 13, 2009, 20:28 PM »
Found in garden well away from water, dry thick skin. Slow moving. Any ideas

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 20:38 PM »
Hi aj,
I'd suggest that this is a young Common Toad

''Colour variations include sand, brick-red, dark brown, grey and olive, as well as darker marks against the overall tone. The underside is whitish or grey, often with a marbled effect. The eye is copper or gold.''
They only need to go to water during breeding

Common Spanish name: Sapo comĂșn
« Last Edit: October 13, 2009, 20:43 PM by Sue »
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 21:33 PM »
yep, i agree wih Sue. Common Toad.
Andy

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 09:54 AM »
Thanks folks. I suspected as much but was struck by the colour differences between this and the adults.