When we found ‘Mr Hop’ at school, the first question the children asked, apart from ‘can we keep him as a pet?’ was ‘How do you know if it’s a frog or a toad?’
- Strong, long, webbed hind feet for jumping and swimming.
- Smooth, slimy skin (This one definately had slimy skin).
- Lay eggs in clusters.
- Frogs can jump
- Stubby bodies with short hind legs for walking.
- Warty, dry skin.
- Lay eggs in long chains.
- Toads walk instead of hop.
Interesting Toad Fact
During my time living in Panama, I saw many cane toads which are about the same size as an average common frog.
But during a visit to Parque Metropolitano, a rainforest in Panama, I saw a cane toad the size of a car tyre! Unfortunately because I was so speechless, he went into the undergrowth before I had time to get my camera.