Yesterday I found a skinned frog or toad in my garden. Everything else seemed in tact. It had two large jelly like organs on either side of its spine (lungs?) I was just wondering what animal would have done this? Thank you.
Hard to say what predator was responsible but fox would be among the suspects. Reminds me of frog remains occasionally found around my small garden pond in the past (until I put chickenwire around it). Looked like the frogs - along with pond weed - had been dragged out before meeting a gruesome end on the lawn. I've seen crows, magpies and cats take an interest in the pond's amphibian residents too, but I don't know which has the knack of skinning such prey...
Frog lungs aren't very big - I wonder if what you saw are egg masses, since we're approaching the spawning season.
Thanks, Chris. That seems to make sense! Have never seen any foxes in my garden or seen any signs of them. Have a lot of visiting cats so I did wonder if it could be one of them. Also have badgers. The jelly like 'organs' being egg masses seems highly likely! Thanks again.