Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Toad That Lives In The Leaf Litter

Have you ever walked in the nature reserve and heard the shrill calls of what sounds like frogs all around you? The calls seem to come from the leaf litter that is scattered on the ground.I've done this before, gone in search of the creature that calls from under the leaf litter. It isn't easy but when you do find one it is like hitting jackpot. I had to go amphibian hunting again just for fun and to take a fresh set of photos. Once I located a possible location, I slowly lifted leaf by leaf and initial layer revealed a large spider. Then out pops the Four-ridged Toad the owner of those calls in the forest.Once I was through with photographing this toad, I gently placed all the leaves back on it.

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