Frog? Toad what is it?


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Feb 27, 2009
West Lothian Scotland
When I was a boy all the local kids went to the "frog pond" with jars and caught tadpoles, frogs and toads.
My sons generation done the very same 10/12 y/a, my son Lewis used to come home with frogs, toads and newts regularly the very same as I did when I was his age
He, Lewis used to get me to take him to this little pond locally with the landing net to catch newts, the pond in question has a number of great crested newts there quite spectacular to look at both male and female, overbthe years I've seen some almost brick red coloured toads there not all as dull as you might think, they pee on you when you lift them presumably some sort of defence if it's being eaten?