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Originally posted by Richard2 Richard2 wrote:

Lots of toads were crossing the wet road on Friday night near Norton St. Philip, Frome, Somerset. One, in front of my car, pale in the headlights, was edging forward slowly as cars swept over it; stopping and flinching and then moving on. I parked as near as I could, to try to go back and rescue it, but a car killed it as I watched. There's something about their soft vulnerability, their patience and their plodding determination that makes one feel aghast and helpless.


We've had about 40 toads crossing the road so far but no sign of the major migration yet. The toads have been crossing in small numbers but we're hoping that the big one will happen soon. First capture nights were at the end of Feb.

It's just a waiting game but then the weather hasn't been on our side lately.


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same here in camberley. not a frog or toad at all at my local spot. comes to something when i've already seen sand lizards but no toads this year!! 
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The first batch of toads were out last night, 9 degrees up here at night and I got 5. Looks like Ill be out with my bucket for the next few nights if it stays warm.

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