Unknown Toad

Malaysian Toad

Malaysia toad

unknown toad

weird toad

toad from wild

We found this toad near our house. This toad was found in a bucket. The bucket is about 3 feet (100cm) deep. And the toad was about 2 inches to 3 inches long, equivalent to 5 to 7.5cm.

This small creature was mistaken for a snake at first, because it’s tiny body is very similar to a snake’s head. This toad can burrow up to 2 feet deep. It can jump over 7 inches per second. We captured it back home. We released it back to the wild the next day.

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  1. This is the Asian Painted Frog. Also known as “Chubby Frog”.

    Adults mature to a size between 2 and 3 inches (5 – 7.5 cm) in length, which often they reach in diameter as well. And a healthy undisturbed painted frog will remain hidden, burrowed or partially-buried during the day unless food is around.

    It has an ability to expand itself when threatened, and to secrete a glue-like substance from its body as a defense mechanism.

    Their appearance is not that of a stereotypical frog, and they have a somewhat triangular body, with a small angular head during dry months. Haha, maybe that why we mistaken it for a snake 🙂

    http://www.amphibiancare.com/frogs/caresheets/asianpaintedfrog.html

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