1 april 2017

A toad

We spotted several toads crossing the Nat.Park paths that were near ponds. This one kept perfectly still and seemed to invite me to take a photo..
Each year they are in the news here as many toads are killed by traffic while migrating to their breeding grounds; I remember reading that at busy points some people even carry the amphibians across the road in buckets.

I'm linking to Eileen´s Saturday's Critters.

19 opmerkingen:

  1. So nice animal, spring is coming =D. Have a nice weeksend.

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  2. Toads are becoming a rare sight here.

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  3. Hello Marleen. Toads are becoming increasingly scarce around here too. Our Natterjack Toad is now quite rare. What a shame but goood to hear you still have some in Holland.

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  4. Mooie foto zeg. Goed dat hij zo stil bleef zitten, hier in de tuin springen ze altijd weg.

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  5. Zo goed te zien. Hoop dat ie het heeft overleefd.

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  6. Hello, love the toad and wonderful photo. It is sad they are hurt crossing the roads, maybe they should build tunnels for them under the road. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Great shot of a very handsome toad. Interesting and good to learn of how people carry them across the road in buckets to save the species.

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  8. ...it's still a bit too cold here for toads.

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  9. I don't like toads...they carry disease and are harmful to pets. But they do good work by eating mosquitoes and other insects.

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  10. Anything we can do to help critters like this, the better. They're still burrowed away here.

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  11. Oooh I'm glad people try and help them across the road Marleen but oh wow they are ugly little critters ☺☺

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  12. He's one fine looking toad! Did you carry him safely across the road?

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    1. Hi Christine, the toad was on a walking path so safe where it was!

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  13. Yäääk … ! I don't love frogs.. :)

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  14. een knappe foto Marleen..

    in de Hoge Veluwe zal hij het wel overleven

    prettig weekend

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  15. A little help from your friends gets the toads across the road. A fine specimen this toad.

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  16. I was where I sometimes see them today, but no sight of them yet.

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  17. It does look like it is posing for you! We have had the same problems here with turtles and other wildlife, so an ecopassage was built under the highway. It seems to have helped.

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