A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Young Frog

We spotted this Common frog whilst tidying up the garden this morning.  We think it is a youngster as it is still quite small, see the snail shells nearby.  We presume it will have started the year as frogspawn, gone through the tadpole stage and is now looking like an adult and was very well camouflaged until it hopped out of the way.
Common frogs apparently feed on insects, snails, slugs and worms so must have been doing very well during this year's wet summer.  They are active both during the day and night although we have found them to be more often visible if around the garden in the evening.

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