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Pool frog

Observed: 5th June 2013 By: Snapp3rSnapp3r’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
pool frog
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Description:

Small green frog about 2/3 inches Yellow eyes ,heard croaking loudly, around 10 frogs on lily pads

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Masked Marvel's picture

This is very interesting.

This is very interesting. Edible, marsh and possibly pool frogs can be found on the levels, but the last too are in a mixed population. These all look like pool frogs to me. I would be interested to see them, where they on public land?

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yes on public footpath , near

yes on public footpath ,look for hanham lane,Paulton bs397, footpaths run in fields beyond 3 lakes there all small but frogs in 2 .let me know if you need any more help .

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I went and had a look today,

I went and had a look today, saw lots of frogs in all three of the lakes. Most of them were pool frogs Pelophylax lessonae (identified on general appearance, call and the colour of their vocal sacs), but I think I there are a few edible frogs Pelophylax kl. esculentus in there too (an edible frog is a hybrid between a pool frog and a marsh frog Pelophylax ridibundus). They have been introduced here, but where they occur in the wild it is typical the see pool and edible frogs together in populations like this.

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P.S.

Saw one lonely common frog too...