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    Posted: 25 May 2017 at 6:46pm
So I was in Kent today and found these.
 
Now I take it the darker one is a Marsh Frog, but what about the other one?
 
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Oh by the way, the lighter one was absolutely massive, bordering bull from proportions! R
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2017 at 6:32am
both marsh frog - I imagine loving the warm sunshine too!
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I presume it is Marsh frogs that we see at Dungeness - the ones we see there are very dark, almost black, what would cause such colour variations? The habitat at Dungeness is mainly crystal clear water, very little weed except at the margins where it is rush etc rather than submerged weed.
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generally speaking they colour up and down very fast - greener in sunlight and brown in shade / at the start of the season.  But they also have varied mottlings and blotches depending on the individual that seem more permanent (could perhaps be used in recognition studies year on year?)
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