Homes for Wildlife

Homes for Wildlife
If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.

A "something" in my garden, March '09

I have no idea how to distinquish between toads and frogs - can anybody tell me what this is? I had to move it from the path it, it was very lethargic and dry and in grave danger of being met with a sticky end thanks to next door's cat!

Comments
  • A "something" in my garden, March '09

    A common toad maybe.  I have loads round my garden.  I was told years ago that you should always pick up a toad or frog with wet hands as the heat from your hands burns them.. Don't know how true it is but I always m,ake sure my hands are wet!!  Great pic. Love frogs and toads.  

  • A "something" in my garden, March '09

    Although its skin isn't vey smooth, I would say that it was a frog. Toads crawl and have different 'faces' and are generally more 'warty'!

  • A "something" in my garden, March '09

    It's tricky isn't it.....I was going on the skin when I at first thought it was a toad but then I looked at it's face and though naahhh....way too froggy! It didn't move very much so I can't say whether it was a jumper or a crawler although actually, having said that, it's coming back to me - it did try to jump over a 3ft high wall (unseuccessfully), so perhaps it is a frog? Anyway, thank you Tish and MarJus for your comments! Whatever it is I think it's beautiful :)