Is it a froglet or a toadlet?

toadlet on stone

The little bit of rain we had brought out this little chap and hundreds of his brothers and sister. We cannot walk in the garden, for fear of treading on them. Is it a froglet or a toadlet?

In passed years, they have squeezed under the doors and come inside. It is very strange to feel that someone is watching you and turn round to see a row of these little chaps looking up at you. As they cannot make it back up the step again, they have to be caught and taken out again.

Not sure if they are toads or frogs. They are tiny. This is one next to a new 5 p coin. The coin is about 11/16ths of an inch or 17mm and the frog/toad is smaller. They are just babies. We don’t have a pond and neither do the neighbours, so I don’t know where they come from each year. They are most welcome. The children get so excited finding them. To be honest, so do the grown-ups!

edited: Is it a froglet or a toadlet? This is a toadlet. We have both frogs and toads in the garden. Our frogs and froglets tend to have a stripe or two and are lighter. They are very jumpy and seldom stay still long enough to pose for photos.


10 thoughts on “Is it a froglet or a toadlet?

  • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Oh my goodness – I love the image of having little frog/toad eyes watching you. So cute! My kids love frogs, too.

    • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      They seemed fascinated by us. One sat on my desk while I was working, just watching me with its huge eyes. Very cute.

  • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Oh those are so darling!!!

    • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      They are very sweet and so small.

  • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    that would be my worst nightmare…with my frogphobia…and toadphobia!!!
    My goodness gracious me!!
    xo maureen

    • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 11:21 pm

      Gosh! I’ve never met anyone who can’t abide frogs and toads. Don’t look at the photos and I sure hope I’ve not given you a disturbed night!

  • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t know but it’s very cute!

    • Monday 5 July, 2010 at 11:31 pm

      The family is divided over whether they are frogs or toads. They are sweet.

  • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I believe they are toads, I had a similar experience yesterday and posted my pics on ispot for a definitive ID
    nice family blog spot

    • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 10:38 am

      Thanks for the confirmation. If I was a betting person, I’d have gone for toads as we have grown-up toads in the garden, but I’ve not seen many frogs in the last few years.

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