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Frog/Toad ID

Postby rico » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:46 am

Hi All ,

Recently built a pond and have 2 new guests. I am unsure if i need to get rid of them or let them be.
Both frogs/toads are similar in size and the coloration is the same.

Did some research and the closest ID I can derive is "Eastern Olive Toad".

Please shed some light.
Apologies for the bad quality image.

Thanks


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Re: Frog/Toad ID

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:57 pm

HI Rico This is a Red Toad(Schismaderma carens)if they havent in the meantime changed the name!
I think its a fantastic privilege to have frogs in the pond.It would be the only reason for me to have a pond!
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Re: Frog/Toad ID

Postby Bernice » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:04 pm

why would you want to get rid of them? they are pretty harmless... and they are bug control!
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Re: Frog/Toad ID

Postby rico » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:21 pm

Hi Guys ,

Thanks for the responses.
The only reason I would want to get rid of them if they will cause a potential problem.
I have heard of cats/dogs being poisoned by toads , i am concerned about the other animals that share the same space. I am happy to let them be (my plan is to create a small ecosystem).

The particular toad in the pic lives in a huge tree trunk and a larger toad of the same species lives behind the trunk.
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Re: Frog/Toad ID

Postby Ales » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:07 pm

Red toads are not very poisonous and if your dog or cat does end up biting one, all it will do is cause some discomfort for a day. It will be once off and a lesson learned
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Re: Frog/Toad ID

Postby Bernice » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:28 pm

I have a dog that tried eating one... he had a tummy ache and drooled excessively for about an hour... that was it... he just licks them now :)
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Re: Frog/Toad ID

Postby rico » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:30 pm

Thanks Ales for the reply ... at least now I am a bit more comfortable.
@Bernice , I hope mine doesn't do the same .. he already drools a lot - i cant imagine that on a larger scale..
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