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"Golden Frog"

Albino tadpoles and a 'golden' frog have been reported to FARG by a couple living in KInglassie, Fife. Bob and Alexa visited the couple who reported the sighting and although the golden frog was not evident, they supplied photographs and it’s quite something! According to the couple the golden frog is a female and has been resident in their pond and nearby ponds for four years. It is believed that the “golden frog” is in fact an albino Common Frog. The 'albino' tadpoles are actually translucent although they appear to have colour where their organs have developed. Alexa will be monitoring the development of the tadpoles over the next few weeks.


Golden Frog
A very lucky Toad at Raecruick Farm, Dunshalt May 2010
Toad Raecruick Farm, Dunshalt May 2010
Toad Raecruick Farm, Dunshalt May 2010
Toad Raecruick Farm, Dunshalt May 2010 Toad Raecruick Farm, Dunshalt May 2010
Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Davidson
Finds from a local "Newt night"
Newts and newtlets all Palmate
look at the extraordinarily long tail on the froglet

All these amphibians were found during a local "Newt night" The Newts and newtlets are all Palmate, and the bit of broadleaved pond weed leaf, folded over, contain the egg of a Palmate newt. Look at the extraordinarily long tail on the froglet

broadleaved pond weed leaf, folded over containing the egg of a Palmate newt
Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Davidson
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