I need some serious help here on mylot.
October 9, 2008 4:04pm CST
Please take a look at the picture that goes with this discussion. My son came in to say there was a 'giant' frog in the garden. when i went out i discovered it was a toad. i have scoured the internet and cannot pinpoint the species of toad. can anyone help? any uk toad experts out there? the closest i could get was a natterjack but the colouring did not match. i lie in the west coast of scotland if that helps.
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9 Oct 08
According to www.froglife.org, there are only two toad species known to live in Scotland- the natterjack, which is much wartier looking and brownish with a thin yellow stripe down its back, or the common toad, which can have colour variations like in your pictures depending on its environment and diet. The common toad Bufo bufo is identified by a bronze iris with horizontal slit pupil, as in your photos... After further research, I'm pretty sure it is Bufo bufo, just more brightly coloured than the example on the website :)