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Frog.

Observed: 24th March 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesnightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesnightfly’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
24 mar 12 garve (18)
24 mar 12 garve (22)
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jeremyr's picture

how come it's red?

how come it's red?

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Hi Jeremy, I see what you

Hi Jeremy, I see what you mean, it is unusually reddish coloured, it did stand out against the drab dead vegetation. Not sure about the colour but maybe something to do with spawning time? It was found on high blanket bog where the frog colouration seem to be quite varied.

Cathal.

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black bulges on thumbs

our male frogs and toads develop special grip pads on their thumbs during breeding season -they allow them to grip the females during amplexus

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Thanks for the info Mark, my

Thanks for the info Mark, my guess that it was a female is out the window in light of this.

Cheers,

Cathal.