The smaller of two in the same spot. Can anyone tell whether it's male or female from this single photo?
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This is probably a male common toad, as they tend to be considerably smaller than females, but I can't see nuptial pads in this photo.
If you see the toad again, listen out for croaking as this would indicate a male.
Thanks Pamela, I'll do that.
It looks rather small. I would think at this size it is probably too young to accurately sex.
From memory it was quite small although I'm afraid I can't provide any measurements now. There was another one under the same tin sheet, which was probably about 50% larger.
Lat/Lng: 50.7743844, -3.1360696
OS grid ref: SY199978
Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve