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Ghostly frog wearing blue eye shadow

Printed From: Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK
Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Common Frog
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Topic: Ghostly frog wearing blue eye shadow
Posted By: Liz Heard
Subject: Ghostly frog wearing blue eye shadow
Date Posted: 02 May 2017 at 6:01pm
Hi guys,

Well the recent thread about lack of posts/forum trends certainly did the trick didn't it?! Some great new posts since then - thanks all.

Anyway, cast yer peepers over this frog said to have been found yesterday in Cardiff. Agree with Amadan's comment that despite the seeming lack of pigment, this is not an albino.
Some other condition effecting pigmentation?

Is it even R temporaria? Some characteristics suggest it could be, but hard to say from that single pic.
Photo looks genuine.;


Edit - sorry, you'll have to copy and paste; i can't get the link to work!

Posted By: Tom Omlette
Date Posted: 02 May 2017 at 6:40pm
to view you need to copy the link then paste without the semi colon

whatever it is ben it looks pretty sickly


Posted By: Iowarth
Date Posted: 03 May 2017 at 11:49pm
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Doesn't look healthy as already said and could be almost anything! Pity the pic doesn't show the toes - that might help a bit


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Co-ordinator, Sand Lizard Captive Breeding Programme (RETIRED)

Posted By: Liz Heard
Date Posted: 04 May 2017 at 11:26am
Thanks chaps.

Even if it survives for now, it's hugely disadvantaged by standing out like the proverbial sore thumb.

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