Dutch natterjack toads still active


La reproducción del sapo corredor from Petreraldia.com on Vimeo.

This is a Spanish video on natterjack toads mating.

Translated from the Dutch RAVON herpetologists:

Natterjack toads still active

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Near the Reddingsweg road in Schiermonnikoog, the natterjack toads are still active and are still seen daily as they do their characteristic short sprints. This is extremely late for natterjack toads. Normally they have around this time of year already gone underground, sometimes one meter deep, to get safely through the winter.

The reason why the toads are still active is probably the mild November weather with temperatures around 6-10˚ C, which is above average. Besides, there are also reports of natterjack toads, and of common frogs, from around the country. In south Limburg, the fire salamanders are still active.

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