RSPB Ham Wall slime may be frog spawn, vet suggests

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A Devon vet believes he has unravelled the mystery of slime spotted at a Somerset nature reserve.

Several mounds of a jelly-like substance found at the RSPB's Ham Wall base had baffled wildlife experts.

Vet Peter Green contacted the charity and suggested the four-inch (10cm) mounds were related to frog spawn.

He said the spawn was held in a "glycoprotein", and if attacked the female dropped the spawn and "jelly" surround.

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