Toad in the Hole by jamibann

Toad in the Hole

Whilst walking in Braemar on Saturday, we came across a small pond (remains from when the river burst its banks), absolutely full to bursting with mating toads and frogs. We reckoned at least 100, several dead ones floating belly up, and a pile and a half of spawn. I learned through google that toadspawn is laid in strings, whilst frogspawn is laid in clumps. How did I get to my grand old age without knowing that?! We saw both in this little pond. It was quite a revolting sight, to be frank. This was the nicest of the photos I got. Some were just too graphic for posting.
How interesting. I can imagine it was quite gruesome, and possibly a bit smelly.
March 31st, 2021  
They say you learn something new every day.. now we all have.. Toads aren't quite as good looking as frogs are they..
March 31st, 2021  
Well I didn't know that information either!! What a sight it must have been.
Think I prefer frogs!
March 31st, 2021  
I knew that one since I love my frogs here. they are slippery suckers
March 31st, 2021  
I never knew that either! How interesting
March 31st, 2021  
I didn't know that either. I guess we learn more now thanks to Google. ha ha.
March 31st, 2021  
Well spotted and captured
March 31st, 2021  
Nice capture of a health looking one. What a shame for the others.
March 31st, 2021  
Bep
Well spotted, Issi.
March 31st, 2021  
I think this guy has mating on his mind.
March 31st, 2021  
A nice capture of this sated toad. Maybe you should have offered it a cigarette.
March 31st, 2021  
Great shot!
March 31st, 2021  
Interesting info!
April 1st, 2021  
Kat
Great capture and information
April 1st, 2021  
Oh thank you for not posting the belly-up ones! This fellow seems quite pleased with himself since he's contributed to producing the next generation. Good shot!
April 1st, 2021  
great photo ... sounds like quite an adventure!
April 1st, 2021  
Love it
April 2nd, 2021  
Delightful capture!
April 4th, 2021  
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