Can anyone identify this creature?

This creature was spotted on the northern side of the Buffeljags River near Suurbraak in the Western Cape. It does not have the characteristic facial features of a frog, although it’s hind legs do look a little webbed. There is a reddish hue in some of the pics – this is not what was viewed, but is rather felt to be a reflection of something on the frog at the time the pic was taken. Does anyone know what it is? Or have the martians landed? LOL

Thanks,

Dani

3 Responses to Can anyone identify this creature?

  1. Nadia January 7, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    What a great frog! Looks like a black/plain rain frog
    http://thesmall5005.com/image/plain-rain-frog

    ispot is also a great site for identifying/sharing what you stumble on- it is also linked to conservation projects for certain species http://www.ispot.org.za/

  2. Steve January 7, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    It looks like it might be a Black Rain Frog (Breviceps fuscus)

    http://eol.org/pages/1025209/overview

  3. Dani January 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Thanks – will pass on the info / links to the photographer

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