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Common toad

Observed: 27th April 2011 By: Andrew GortonAndrew Gorton’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAndrew Gorton’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

A bit larger than the palm of my hand. It walked rather than hopped.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Toad location

The toad was found in my garden, far from any water source. There are a couple of fishing ponds near me. Should I have attempted to get the toad to one of them?

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Toad movement

Don't worry, toads spend most of their lives away from water, only going to ponds to spawn. It would be perfectly happy where it was.

Graham Banwell

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Thanks for the info. I was especially conserned because of the hot, dry weather.