mbf45's picture

Toad in a bucket!

Observed: 14th June 2011 By: mbf45mbf45’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesmbf45’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesmbf45’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Toad in a bucket
Saved toad
Description:

A young toad had managed to climb into a bucket of water in our garden and had got stuck!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

the naturalist man's picture

Colour changing toad

These two photos are interesting as they show how the camera angle can completely change the colour of a toad. The photo of it in the water makes it look very pale yet in the hand it is dark.

Graham Banwell

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Masked Marvel's picture

colour change

Hello Graham, that's an interesting observation. I wonder if it partly is due to the animal changing colour itself? I think a lot of species go a little bit darker in response to stress such as being handled.

Cheers
Liam

the naturalist man's picture

Colour change

It could be, see the effect of handling on the chameleon:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/168873

Graham Banwell

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rimo's picture

I suspect the major feature

I suspect the major feature is the camera automatically adjusting its settings - first photo is on a dark background, second background is very pale

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