1188 Fire-bellied toad
Bombina bombina (Linnaeus, 1761).
Frogs and Toads: A Complete Guide to Fire-Bellied Toads
, Horned Frogs, and 40 Other Species" is a guide to these very common creatures near lakes and forests, with special advice on the details on keeping these unique creatures as pets.
Oriental fire-bellied toads
are perhaps one of the best-suited species to captivity," Edmonds reckons, due to their interesting behaviour.
from Denmark, Germany, Latvia and Sweden will croak it out for the coveted prize, won last time by Sweden "in the glorious tradition of ABBA," says the nature protection society in Schleswig-Holstein state.
The broad array includes American bullfrogs and tadpoles, African bullfrogs, Vietnamese mossy frogs, smooth-sided toads, Chinese gliding frogs, African clawed frogs, Budgett's frogs, ornate-homed frogs, golden mantella frogs, fire-bellied toads, Mexican dumpy frogs, waxy monkey frogs, smokey jungle frogs, and dyeing poison frogs.
Fire-bellied toads hail from ponds, lakes, and rice paddies in Korea, northeastern China, and southeastern Russia.
He also had on display blotched lizards, a bull python, red-eyed tree frogs, oriental fire-bellied toads
, bearded dragons and a Great Basin gopher snake.
Gus, an unemployed long distance lorry driver, has kept fire-bellied toads
for about two years.
On top of this there are tarantulas, scorpions, fire-bellied toads
, plus more cuddly animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.
We've looked after every breed of cat and dog, as well as donkeys - including a pregnant donkey that lived by the Aga - turkeys, 20 Yorkies, horses, a tortoise aged 160, 60 mice that lived in a doll's house, whippets that had to be zipped into sleeping- bags at night and lie next to you on the pillow, reptiles and fire-bellied toads