Epping Forest - Toad in the Hole

by Christian Moss March. 11, 2012 5120 views

Common Toad - Bufo Bufo
All Toad photo's taken at Bell Common South Pond

Taken at Epping Thicks - Epping Forest

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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.

If they avoid getting gobbled by a snake or hedgehog, toads can live for up to 40 years.

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.

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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Amanda-Jane 5 years, 7 months ago

Fabulous captures!

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Renato Martins 5 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful set. Very good explanations

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Roxanne 5 years, 7 months ago

wow that's just wild. pretty fantastic!

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Olivia Larsen 5 years, 7 months ago

does the title have a double sense? haha anyways, great set! :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 7 months ago

A treesome?? Great set :)) Spring is here!

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