Common Frogs can be seen near ponds and lakes which have still water. They can also be seen in gardens around the end of February to June. The colours and the dark markings on Common Frogs allow them to be well-camouflaged outside. They are quite difficult to spot even when they are leaping though long grass.
The Common Frog leaps by using its hind legs. The hind legs are usually folded when the Common Frog is in a sitting position. From the sitting position the Common Frog can quickly unfold each joint in its hind legs. As it unfolds its legs, the front part of its body is projected forward which allows the Common Frog to quickly leap forward.
The front two legs of the Common Frog are smaller than the back legs. It uses its front legs and the four toes on its front feet to prop itself up when it is sitting. The Common Frog has five webbed toes on its back feet. It uses its webbed toes like flippers to help it swim really quickly.
The eyes of the Common Frog bulge out and they are situated quite high up on each side of the face. The positioning of the eyes allows the Common Frog to keep a good look out for food even when most of its body is under water. The Common Frog flicks out its long sticky tongue to catch food.