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343 Views 2 Replies Last post: Feb 4, 2014 8:35 PM by Betula RSS
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Feb 3, 2014 6:59 AM

skinned frog or toad

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.

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    Feb 4, 2014 4:43 PM (in response to Betula)
    Re: skinned frog or toad

    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.

    Chris

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