Whilst weeding around our pond in the front yard, I discovered a poor frog who it seems couldn’t climb out of a small pond we have off the main pond. Drowning also appears to have been the fate of a juvenile cane toad I found a few weeks ago. There are now plenty of access routes out of this particular pond! Lesson learnt.
So anyways, I sought the opportunity to photograph the Tusked Frog (Adelotus brevis), paying particular attention to it’s unique identification marks that are used to tell it apart from a small cane toad. Tusked frogs are classified as rare, but they’re often heard and found in backyards providing there is a pond, or water-filled depression.
This little fella is now chillin’ in our freezer (Mum doesn’t yet know) before travelling to the University of the Sunshine Coast for preparation and display for undergraduates to learn from.