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    Posted: 20 Mar 2012 at 2:31pm
Hi all,
 
I don't know about you, but it think its been a bumper year for Frog and Toad spawning. Do you think that could be either; lack of rain, so less polluted run off from roads. Or drop in numbers of Grassies over last few years in the area; or, whatever mallady was affecting the frogs and toads around five years ago is starting to subside?
 
You can't see them (!) but beleive me when I say that this toad ball had about ten toads in it and this is the second week of spawning!
 
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Third week of spawning and another toad ball, bigger than the last, this time you can see, what nine, maybe ten visible so how many does that make in all!!!
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And this - anyone any idea if this might be infertile spawn or a more insidious viral attack?
 
 
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hi Rob

i dont know but nice pics and BTW i found my first toadspawn this afternoon on a Golf Course in Glos.
so pretty pleased with my find (if not the pix! LOL)





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Excellent Ben,
 
none of us should overlook the Toad just because its called the common toad, because if were not careful we'll lose them as well.
 
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