Along the coast of Europe, Natterjack Toads live in borrows that they have dug in coastal dunes or sandy heaths. Skilled climbers, Natterjack Toads scuttle over sand dunes, going here and there. They have been known to climb a steep sand bank and spend the winter in the burrow of a Bank Swallow. Called Natterjack because of His loud rasping call, this Toad tries to entice female Toads during the breeding season to come live with Him.
This Toad has rapid reflexes, snatching and eating almost any small animal that He encounters. Natterjack Toad prefers running to hopping, which is something He rarely does. Unlike other Toads, Natterjack Toad is a bad swimmer.
Natterjack Toad teaches that even if you are a Toad, you donít have to remain Toadlike. Climb. Run. Be All You Want To Be.
Conservation Note:†The Natterjack Toad is a protected species in the United Kingdom. Consult the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for further information.
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Photo of Natterjack Toad courtesy of Sefton Council's, Leisure Services Department, Coast and Countryside Service (U.K.)