Name this froglet...

Small (possibly 25-30mm) froglet found at the Brisbane Forest Park HQ, next to Enoggera Reservior.

View all photos taken: Monday, 26th January 2009, This photo: 11:11am

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  • Jennifer Renee said:
    Prince Charming!
    very nice, great capture
  • liquidGhoul said:
    This is a Cane Toad (Bufo marinus).
  • Millisynth said:
    Great focus on the eye!
    Excellent capture, David. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Really ? Damn, and here I thought it was something nice :(
    The stripe down it's back threw me.
    It seems less charming now we know it's a Cane Toad. :(
    Didn't turn out bad eh ? :)
  • bradchiplin said:
    Very nice shot.
    I'm doing a hunt around to see what kind of critter this is. I still have a feeling it's a toad of some description, though not a cane toad.
    Will have a look around and get back to you.
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm fairly confident in Evan's ID above, he's very cluey when it comes to Frogs & Toads in Australia.
  • bradchiplin said:
    I just googled juvenile cane toad and the pic is pretty accurate.
    As you said before, the line on its back kinda threw me. Ah well. We'll know next time.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! Shame really, would have been nice if it was a little froglet.
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    ahh... i missed this one regrettably... my wife will run if she came with me on the shoot, lol!
  • David de Groot said:
    'twas a good meet :)
  • Out_and_About said:
    I got home and went looking through my Brisbane book and found that it was a juvenile toad and felt utter disappointment!
    Still, you've taken a great shot.
  • teejaybee said:
    So you didn't beat it to death? :(
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes, very disappointed indeed :(
    Alas, I knew not what I was photographing.
  • smurfie_77 said:
    Great photo but surely you're supposed to squish squish in the name of Brisbane wildlife.
  • David de Groot said:
    I was convinced it was a froglet of some sort at the time.
  • looby88 said:
    It cant help being a cane toad, its not its fault its in Australia either, another one of mankinds "good ideas ". We havent learnt anything either, still cloning and GM,ing.
    good piccy anyway
  • David de Groot said:
    That's true, but they're considered a noxious pest here. They breed faster and more virulently than the local frog population, and are poisonous from the moment they're born, meaning they have pretty much no predators (well except the very clever Crows that have learnt which bits of them are edible).
  • looby88 said:
    I have an uncle ( who lives near Sydney )who has lost a dobermann dog to a cane toad. Clever crows eh !!!
  • leadegroot said:
    Yep, Helen, they are a problem - we don''t let our dogs in the backyard unattended after dark, in case they 'catch' a toad, and nosing at it poisons them :(
    Water left out for animals should also be covered, as the toads might hop in and leave poison behind :(
    Darned things :(
  • looby88 said:
    I expect they make a satisfying ' pop ' if you run them over though !
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed they do !