Road ecology blog: Common toad (Bufo bufo) screens and buckets, The Netherlands

December 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Road ecology blog: Common toad (Bufo bufo) screens and buckets, Rijksstraatweg Elsterstraatweg N225 just west of Elst, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The stick allows small mammals to climb out of the bucket but the toads are stuck until volunteers ("bucket brigade") bring them to the other side of the highway during the breeding season (in spring). Second image shows male and female common toad (Bufo bufo) amplexus in bucket.

Common toad (Bufo bufo) screens and buckets, Rijksstraatweg ElstCommon toad (Bufo bufo) screens and buckets, Rijksstraatweg ElstCommon toad (Bufo bufo) screens and buckets, Rijksstraatweg Elsterstraatweg N225 just west of Elst, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The stick allows small mammals to climb out of the bucket but the toads are stuck until volunteers bring them to the other side of the highway (breeding season in spring only).

Male and female common toad (Bufo bufo) screens and amplexus inMale and female common toad (Bufo bufo) screens and amplexus inMale and female common toad (Bufo bufo) screens and amplexus in bucket, Rijksstraatweg Elsterstraatweg N225 just west of Elst, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The stick allows small mammals to climb out of the bucket but the toads are stuck until volunteers bring them to the other side of the highway (breeding season in spring only).

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