Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Last night, during the very heavy rain, we drove from Martin's Haven to Marloes. Between Martin's Haven and Trehill Farm the road was covered with (almost all adult) toads: easily 50 in the middle of the road, and more in the verges. On the way back, 3 hours later, and after the rain had stopped, we still saw over a dozen, again stopping the car repeatedly to move the toads off the road.
I have never seen so many toads, and thought this wonderful behaviour outside the breeding season (when toad crossings can be a local phenomenon elsewhere).

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