All this crap about Toads! (1 Viewer)

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OK, I finally got one toaday !
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OK, I finally got one toaday !View attachment 55631
it's the Common Frog (Rana temporaria ) there are only two specs of frogs in the uk the other is the Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae).
ther is only two speces of toad in the uk Common Toad (Bufo bufo) and the Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita)
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it's the Common Frog (Rana temporaria ) there are only two specs of frogs in the uk the other is the Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae).
ther is only two speces of toad in the uk Common Toad (Bufo bufo) and the Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita)
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................ and you can test for frog or toad with your fingertip - toads don't jump.

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Don't let the dog near it as they exude a poison that will kill in minutes. hasn't got to eat it just get it in mouth/on lips , etc.

http://www.vets-now.com/pet-owners/dog-care-advice/poisonous-to-dogs/
Don't think this article is correct British todes are moor a irritant bad tasting causing salivation with no long lasting effects
Could be wrong but we had our dog effected last year and the vet was not to concerned when I drew his attention to this article he sad don't believe every thing on the internet.
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Don't let the dog near it as they exude a poison that will kill in minutes. hasn't got to eat it just get it in mouth/on lips , etc.

http://www.vets-now.com/pet-owners/dog-care-advice/poisonous-to-dogs/
Our Yorkshire terrier was lucky then, he often picked them up spat a lot and foamed at mouth, next time he saw one would do the same again. lost him at 14 years old after he had broke his jaw for the second time after biting our german shepard. He was a right little scrapper.
 

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Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita)

Well done Bill :clap2: most people wouldn't have remembered old Natty, we have quite a few colonies of them in South West Scot. Local roads near the colonies are well sign posted to save them. (y)

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I think all toads have the same defence mechanism.
They have but it isn't dangerous. The only effect (from a British toad - and this one's a frog) is that a dog will only do it once. Having tasted the first one it will avoid any others like the plague.
 

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The defence mechanism of toads is not that good - there was a squished one outside our house yesterday. However, it is still there today - the local crows and magpies are keeping away from it.

Must be a sign of spring though if they are now moving about, it was probably looking for the pond the other side of the road in this case.
 

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................ and you can test for frog or toad with your fingertip - toads don't jump.

I learn something every day on here.

I never knew toads didn't jump.(y)

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