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Epping Forest - Toad in the Hole

2012.03.11
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Common Toad - Bufo Bufo
All Toad photo's taken at Bell Common South Pond
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Taken at Epping Thicks - Epping Forest
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Three's a Crowd
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Common toads secrete an irritant from their skin that prevents most predators from wanting to eat them. Unfortunately for the toads however, a few predators, such as grass snakes and hedgehogs, don't seem to be deterred.
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If they avoid getting gobbled by a snake or hedgehog, toads can live for up to 40 years.
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Common Toads emerge from hibernation in late February and start a hazardous journey to their breeding ponds. Toads return to the same pond year after year.
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A male common toad in amplexus with the much larger female. Males often clasp a female on the way to the breeding ponds and hitch a ride.
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5 Comments
EvaLizette A treesome?? Great set :)) Spring is here!
EvaLizette · 2012-03-11: 15:36
Oliviagaston does the title have a double sense? haha anyways, great set! :)
Oliviagaston · 2012-03-11: 16:13
rmjannette wow that's just wild. pretty fantastic!
rmjannette · 2012-03-12: 00:49
renatomartins Wonderful set. Very good explanations
renatomartins · 2012-03-14: 14:43
Paradoxigal Fabulous captures!
Paradoxigal · 2012-03-17: 20:07
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