Schismaderma carens breeding in Bela-Bela

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Schismaderma carens breeding in Bela-Bela

Postby Warren Klein » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:33 pm

With Summer in full swing the toads are having a ball every night in our ponds in Bela-Bela. I personally enjoy their calling but I can't say the rest of my family agree.

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Calling for a mate
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Amplexus, that sticky kind of love!
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Next, tadpoles for Africa!
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I love the way the tads swim in schools
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I will update if I get a chance to see the toadlets once they undergo their metamorphosis. Enjoy.
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Re: Schismaderma carens breeding in Bela-Bela

Postby Bushviper » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:36 am

Always a good sign if the frog populations are healthy. Good on you.
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Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:50 pm

Very cool photos, thanks for sharing.
Frog calls at night are the best.
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Re: Schismaderma carens breeding in Bela-Bela

Postby Westley Price » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:18 pm

Wow, interesting how the tadpoles seem to form a "front."

Amazing how they realise that there is survival in numbers; sacrifice a few for the greater good of the many.
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Re: Schismaderma carens breeding in Bela-Bela

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:24 am

Thanks guys, the tadpole behavior has been the most interesting to watch. We also have Gutteral toads and Bubbling Kassina breeding around the ponds as well as Sand frogs Tomopterna in the area.
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