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Help identifying a frog and snake, please

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Offline StripeyCat

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« on: April 29, 2012, 16:49 PM »
Hello, I found this frog [or is it a toad?] in one of the dogs bowls last summer. We're in Yecla, very close to Almansa and Caudette, next to a ridge of mountains [can't find out the name of them yet]. I've just realised the only remote host I have these pictures on is Facebook :/ so I'm not sure if you will be able to see them or not. If not, please let me know and I will see if I can upload them somewhere else.





I spotted this very lively snake at the Monti Arabi site, a few miles west of here, last September. It was a very hot day and it was very lively indeed. It's been suggested to me that it is an Asp, I thought it was probably a Horseshoe Whip Snake but after looking at lots of images, I'm sure it is not [well, as sure as I can be!].






Thanks in advance for any help in identifying these. :D

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 16:53 PM »
Snake picture

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 16:54 PM »
Frog/toad picture

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 18:35 PM »
Hello Cat!

The snake is a Horseshoe Whip Snake, see:

http://www.wildsideholidays.com/natural/reptiles-and-amphibians/300-horse-shoe-whip-snake-coluber-hippocrepis-culebra-herradura.html

I'll leave the frog to somebody else.....

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 18:53 PM »
Hello and thank you for the reply :)

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 14:07 PM »
Hi Stripeycat,
I agree with Petrea on the snake id and think the amphibian might be a Southern Midwife Toad (Alytes dickhilleni), do you have any more detailed images?
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 16:44 PM »
Thank you Sue, here is all I have:

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 16:48 PM »
I've just looked here: http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/frogtoad.html and I think it conforms more to a frog than a toad but then I've only seen British toads in the flesh and they were quite distinctly different from frogs.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 11:33 AM »
Or a Natterjack?
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 20:18 PM »
Hi StripeyCat,
sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you on this, it was lost in my to do list.

I now have confirmation that it is a Southern Midwife Toad (Alytes dickhilleni)
kindly identified by Juan Pablo González De La Vega, here is a link to the same species on his web site...
http://www.anfibios-reptiles-andalucia.org/especies/foto.php?imagen=parterobe&numero=1700&sonido=2

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 11:05 AM »
Thank you so much :D