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Common toads (Bufo bufo) spawning. Bookham Common, Surrey, UK.

After emerging from hibernation in early spring, toads migrate back to their breeding ponds. Males fight to secure mates and often outnumber the females at some sites. When this happens the female may be grasped by several males in a position known as 'amplexus' as they attempt to fertilise her eggs. The common toad is widespread in Surrey, however populations appear to be declining. Where toad migration routes cross...
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