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Toad (Mating) Ball. 1.

By Tooma
Spotted in a pond at Strathclyde Country Park, Lanarkshire. The first and only time I have seen this behaviour. Methinks this may be them making tadpoles.

I have looked at a great many pics of frogs to understand what is going on here, but none of them featured, or described this behaviour. Frogs mating is usually one on one.

Here is a link to a short video of this activity, which I made at the time I took the above shot: https://youtu.be/pZLzkkuWyZw

So, still a puzzle to me.

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Puzzle solved; thanks to Pam, ladynewbury. After reading Pam's comment I searched for info on UK toads, and, toads do mate one on one, but in the water, they also on occasion do this wild Mating Ball thing, which puts any threesome right in the shade. Here is a link to the most useful page I have found so far. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/19/mating-madness-when-the-toads-come-home

These toads look very similar to our Common Frog. The toads skin is more warty. So, thanks again, Pam.



Tags: Toads Pond-life Wildlife and nature Strathclyde country park Toad Ball mating ball

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tonyguitar Plus
8 77 37 Canada
16 Jun 2017 6:40AM
A classic art image that transcends back through the ages of time. TG

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CozPics Plus
11 11 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2017 8:04AM
it must be loveGrin
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2017 11:12AM
Great shot, Thomas.
Tony
16 Jun 2017 6:49PM
Brilliantly captured! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen Smile
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
16 Jun 2017 8:05PM

Quote:Brilliantly captured! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen Smile


Thank you v much for your UA, com, and vote Helen. Smile

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