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mstewart
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Posted: 20 Sep 2009
Can anyone tell me what this is please?  My wife spotted it in our garden today, and was struck by it's bright colours - very differen from the ones we usually see.

http://picasaweb.google.com/sodsandodds/Frog#538365934012311 1682





Jonathan
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Posted: 20 Sep 2009
It's a Common frog. The colours can vary quite alot, especially this time of year. Earlier in the season, they are all drab and boring.Jonathan40076.9368402778
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Peter
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Posted: 20 Sep 2009
Yep, common frog. Looks like a female.



mstewart
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Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Thank you - don't have a clue about these things (obviously), probably just haven't seen one at this time of year before.
Peter
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Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Common frogs are incredibly variable, which is especially noticable during the terrestrial stage.   Posts regarding strikingly coloured/patterned animals and their identity are put up here with regularity.



Jonathan
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Posted: 21 Sep 2009
It is a remarkably beautiful frog,s omething that is missed when we refer to it as a 'Common' frog.  Some examples look like they came from an exotic rainforest on the other side of the orld.
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Gue Jam Fowsid
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Posted: 19 Oct 2009
Wonderful markings!
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herpetologic2
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Posted: 29 Nov 2009
Its latin name is temporary frog or it is also known as
grass frog
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