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Old Jul 26, 2004, 2:17 PM   #1
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I shot this cute little fella' in my girlfriends uncles garden... lol
Does anyone know the latin name? I think it could might be a "bufo bufo" but im not shure
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Old Jul 26, 2004, 2:58 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, I don't know its name.

What great texture, though. Really nice picture, showing what they can really look like.

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Old Jul 26, 2004, 4:32 PM   #3
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I did an internet search on bufo bufo and it seems that that might be exactly what it is. Don't toads excrete poisons from all of those bumps on their skin? Yuk. I don't like handling toads... Nevetheless, good picture in all its gory detail :-)
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Well, I don't believe that all Toads are poisonous (to something, not us.) I have heard that they often pee (on your hand, on whoever is eating them) as a defence mechanism. Maybe that is what you are thinking of?

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I have heard that they often pee (on your hand, on whoever is eating them) as a defence mechanism. Maybe that is what you are thinking of?
I've experienced the peeing frogs/toads firsthand and, while not pleasant, doesn't bother me that much.

No, I was really thinking poison. I just did an internet search and found that in the US there are two common species of toads which are poisonous (from their parotid glands) to humans and both these species live mostly in southern or southwestern US. I don't know about other countries. I guess it's just an irrational feeling I get about toads due to their warty skin :-(
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Thanks for your comments!
Well first of all its not my hand, so its not my problem if it peed on him
I live in nothern europe, and i'm pretty shure that no frogs or toads here are poisonous.
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