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Frog  How to Tell the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad

Back of a Frog - Photo  Copyright 2000 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
To help you identify amphibians there's a beautifully illustrated fold out chart in the Nature Shop - click here


 

• The skin of a frog is quite smooth, and a toad is more 'warty'.

• A frog feels moist to the touch, but a toad feels dry.

• A frogs back is raised with two ridges down each side. Toads have a more flattened appearance.

• Frogs move around by hopping on their strong back legs, but toads walk.



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