Amphibian was a frog
REGARDING the photograph of the amphibian in the Evening Telegraph on June 22 – I would say it was definitely a frog.
The common frog is olive green or brown, with smooth skin.
Their pupils are protuberant, and bulge out, unlike the eyes of toads.
The common toad has a brown, warty skin, with golden eyes, and their pupils are horizontal.
Frogs hop, whereas toads tend to crawl.
A photograph obviously doesn’t move, but the photographer will have seen this little frog hop away if it decided to make a getaway.
Carolyn Taylor, Wellbank.