2 toads and a frog? What gives?

Asked May 3, 2016, 5:49 PM EDT

There were lots of mating pairs of toads (I thought) in our pond at Derwood today and saw this. Isn't the green one a frog? What's going on? Thanks,

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Well, they're a little confused. Yes, the green one is a frog. Usually frogs and toads mate at different times. Occasionally a late frog is around when the toads start mating, and so she gets recruited. However, the union will be sterile.