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    Posted: 22 Aug 2003 at 11:20pm

Hi there new here. Im experienced in amphibian taxonomy and husbandry since I was very young. Unlikey to be a Bombina but not impossible. I know of all the introduced amphibians in UK and have caught most of them, Bombinas introduced to devon have not survived. Anyway anyone needing any help dont hesitate to ask.

Martin

Though I know a great deal I dont know it all, well so my friends say! LOL
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He was very cute. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Hi KBJ as Wolfgang states they can appear jet black at times, the colour variation of toads might be appreciated from the fact the top 3 pictures on the ID page and also the one on the banner at the top of this page are actually all the same individual toad, where he appears green, brown, grey and yellow depending on mood and the ambient temperature.
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Hey Caleb, that might be it, it was darker tho.
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Actually, dry common toads, as found under stones etc., tend to be very dark, nearly black. The animals shown on the identification pages are typical for toads in mating ponds, or on rainy days, when they look much lighter.

For variation in colour, see for instance: http://szmn.sbras.ru/Gallery/amphibia/Bufo_bufo.htm
http://www.rdg.eurobell.co.uk/quoditchmaywalk4.html
http://www.nabu-neuss.de/foto.htm
http://www.amphibienschutz.de/amphib/ekr.htm
http://www.tiere-im-garten.de/erdkroete2002.htm
http://www.fishing-in-wales.com/wildlife/amphibia/toad.htm
http://www.callnetuk.com/home/thorntonapplehaigh/may-notes01.htm

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yup, dont look like it, much darker.

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Hi,

Have you looked at the ID page for the Common Toad?
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Not much bigger than a common frog,but squat and quite stocky, also it wasn't any thing like the yellow bellied, The background of the belly pattern was much paler yellow, with black dots that looked like a +.

From above it looked liked it was made from rubber.

Any clearer?

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And how big was it? Yellow-bellied toads are smaller than adult common toads.

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Hi KBJ, was the underside similar to that of the yellow bellied toad on the ID pages?

http://www.gjscenics.co.uk/rauk/Yellow-bellied%20Toad.htm

This is a non-native toad often kept as a pet and occasionally encountered in the wild. Perhaps you could provide a photograph?



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