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bodger

Toads.

Of recent, we've found quite a few small toads around the place, they're one of our favourites creatures but his one that we found outside our back door the other night, has got to be one of the biggest that I've ever seen. Beautiful! At least that's what his mother might think.




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bodger

Is that you Paul?  
rhino

My land is on a toad migration route and everywhere you look theres a toad to the extent when I was digging post holes one day there was a toad at the bottom of every hole as I came to put the post in, so I ended up calling it Broken toad farm and it stuck.
The village between mine and my land is called toadhole furnace so I guess it's appropriate  
conundrum

I love toads and we have a lot of big fatties. I was amazed to find that they have to burrow below the frostline here in winter to hibernate. Our frostline is usually around 4 feet, last year it froze to 6 feet....what amazing creatures!!
Our tree frogs actually develop a sugary sort of "anti-freeze" which keeps them going down to -6 from then on the will hibernate....fascinating!!
Rena

conundrum wrote:
I love toads and we have a lot of big fatties. I was amazed to find that they have to burrow below the frostline here in winter to hibernate. Our frostline is usually around 4 feet, last year it froze to 6 feet....what amazing creatures!!
Our tree frogs actually develop a sugary sort of "anti-freeze" which keeps them going down to -6 from then on the will hibernate....fascinating!!


That's SO interesting! I did not know they hibernated....

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