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Small Frog or Toad in September

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Topic: Small Frog or Toad in September
Posted By: Bloss
Subject: Small Frog or Toad in September
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2013 at 11:23pm
I am enquiring about what type of small Frog/Toad would be active at this time of year because I came across one on a walk near Fleet, Hants the other day. It was black and only about 1/2" long - it seems strange to have babies at this time of year and so I wonder if it is an alien, miniature species?


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Bloss of Hampshire



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Posted By: will
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2013 at 9:30am
Hi, sounds exactly like a young common toad (one of this year's toadlets); they are usually quite dark and will happily be out and about til the first November frosts send them underground.



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