... warts and all ...
Location – Quite widespread in Wales, but not
usually found at such high altitudes as the frog.
Appearance – With the dry, warty skin
characteristic of toads, it comes in varied shades of brown - pale,
reddish or chocolate. Females grow up to 13cm long, much
larger than the males.
Spawn – Unlike the frog, the toad
lays its spawn in strings, wrapped around water plants. The black
tadpoles take around 12 weeks to emerge as toadlets.
Latin name - Bufo bufo