Gosia Furlong's picture

Toad or frog in a strange vertical position

Observed: 30th March 2012 By: Gosia Furlong
Vertical frog 1
Vertical frog 2

This frog looks very bloated and has been in this strange vertical position for the last few days. Is it because it is going to spawn soon?

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corylus's picture

Hope you will get some help with this before too long

Does not sound too good.Fish can get egg bound.Hope this does not happen to amphibians tho I do not see why not .good luck.

Hazel Trevan

Refugee's picture


It may have become exhausted and drowned during mating. It would float head up as the back legs are the heaviest part while it bloats and starts to rot.


gramandy's picture


I agree that this is what may have happened

KelsaeJohn's picture


Refugee is spot on with his diagnosis. I have seen this myself in the past.