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Female common frog?

Observed: 6th October 2011 By: firefly24firefly24’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesfirefly24’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Female common frog?
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Masked Marvel's picture

Defence tactic

It's very difficult to sex common frogs outside of the breeding season, and this could equally be a male or female. It probably looks fat because it has inflated itself as a defence tactic. Common frogs will do this if they are threatened in order to make themselves appear bigger to potential predators.

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Interesting. Thank you for

Interesting. Thank you for your advice. I believed it was female due to markings.