Frogs and toads look quite similar so here are a few tips, to help you tell the differences between a common frog and a common toad.

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Firstly, the skin of a frog is quite smooth while toads have bumpy ‘warty’ skin. A frog’s skin also appears wet and slimy and a toad’s skin appears dry. This is why frogs prefer damp places while toads can survive in drier places far away from water.

Frogs and toads also move differently. Frogs move around mainly by hopping on their strong back legs which are often stripy. Toads have short back legs and they move by crawling on all four legs.
Frogs have large bulging eyes and there is usually a dark patch behind each eye. Toads have a raised poison gland behind each eye