willcooks's picture

Jelly like substance (added via Android)

Observed: 1st January 2013 By: willcooks
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found on riverbank approximately one week after flood. looked organic

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Amadan's picture

There has been a lot of discussion here

About similar postings. The consensus is that it is the leavings of a predated frog. The predators seem to find the "jelly" (that would have coated the eggs upon laying) distasteful, so they leave it: often in odd places such as tree branches.
If you change the group to Reptiles and Amphibians, you may get some agreements and or corrections. You could also enter a tentative identification of Common Frog, which is the most likely if my supposition is correct.

cerigait's picture

Sorry I posted ID as frog before I looked at comments.

I agree - remains of female frog after predator has fed.

I've seen this on cliff ledges and also on road sides, where I presume road kill has been removed by scavengers.