Thursday 5 August 2010

Common Frog (Rana temporaria)

Frogs are common here on Islay and we do our best to keep it that way by rearing a steady stream of young frogs at the Field Centre for release back into the wild - where the vast majority will be eaten by a bewildering array of predators who like young frog. 

This adult example narrowly avoided my garden shears while I was manicuring the lawn this afternoon and stayed around long enough to have his portrait taken before hopping off into some very attractive long wet grass.

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