VIDEO: Can anyone identify these mystery frogs found in the snow?
WILDLIFE experts have been left stumped after a group of mysterious orange frogs were found in the snow in Derby.
Four of the strange little amphibians were spotted by Steve Atkin, who found the creatures in an alley behind his house in Crown Street, Derby.
The 55-year-old said: "I saw what looked like a frog sticking out of the snow and I thought it was a toy – but it moved when I went to touch it.
"I told my wife and she told me to go and rescue them. I've got them in a bowl of water at my house. I have no idea what they are.
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"There was four of them but one has died. I want someone who knows what they are to take them off my hands."
But, after the Derby Telegraph sent pictures of the frogs to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, no one knew what they were.
Chris Wood, from the trust, said he had asked experts in Manchester to try to identify the creatures.
He said: "We are a bit stumped by this one, definitely not a native though.
"We don't know what they are yet but we are always a little concerned about alien species escaping from captivity, as it can sometimes have dire consequences for our own wildlife. We would want to avoid that type of situation."