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Prodrive toad

Observed: 7th September 2013 By: Chris ValentineChris Valentine’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

Posting this on behalf of Prodrive. A very small frog ~2cm tall. He is a Spanish frog - he fell out of a V12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 engine this morning. The engine was being stripped having returned from Barcelona yesterday following the 24hr race last weekend. It was the engine from the Barwell car which crashed on the main straight in the early hours of the morning and was buried in mud. The mud was compacted in the engine compartment and on the cylinder block. When the Prodrive team began cleaning it today the frog fell into the drip tray and hopped off.

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I have no idea what it is - but it must be related to Mr Toad given its connection with fast cars!


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