Friday 29 December 2006

UK Toad Patrols

Common British Toad: Bufo bufoNothing to do with art, but I thought you'd like to know that toad patrols have started again in the UK: Somerset to be precise. Toads are fussy about their breeding ponds and will march long distances to find a good'un. The journey takes them across roads, where they are likely to be squashed. Toad patrols count them and try to see them safely across roads. How do you sex a toad? I'm sure you want to know. The males develop dark gripping pads on their toes in the breeding season, because females are slippery underwater.


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