Frog Or Toad?

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Wander

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Jan 6, 2017
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Out for a stroll this afternoon and I saw these two getting in a Springtime legover...



I'm not 100% on my amphibians, so I was wondering if they were frogs or toads.

I have them down as common toads. This is because:
1 - they have warty skin
2 - they walked and didn't jump
3 - when I bent down to get near to take a picture they stayed still

However, they weren't particularly big and they were in a wet habitat, both things I'd associate with frogs.
I've got my money on them being common toads, but love to have that confirmed or corrected by anyone who knows better.
 
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chas brookes

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Jun 20, 2006
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certainly look like common toads to me, your process of id looks pretty good to me. This time of the year they will be around damp habitats making their way to water to spawn ;-)
 

Toddy

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Jan 21, 2005
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Toads....they've got a sort of less pointy nose than the frog too....sometimes all you can see in the water is the snout and the eyes.

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Clayze

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Dec 28, 2018
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Amplexus! A word I admit I had to google to confirm that my memory wasn't playing tricks on me. I chose to submit a project at school on frogs and toads during the early seventies and put together what was probably a very inadequate vivarium using an old fish tank!