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While helping with some amphibian translocation work last autumn, I was told that adult toads could be sexed by rubbing their bellies. The "tickled" males would squeak, but the females would not. We did try this and found that >75% of them did in fact squeak. This would indicate that a high proportion of the toads in the area were males; could this be true? I am slightly sceptical of the accuracy of this method. I would be interested to know if anyone has used this method before or knows any more about it. Can female toads squeak too?