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Toad Crossing Speed Hump

11 Aug 2017 Posted by in Environment | 3 comments

Hi All

The  Nature Reserve has asked me to post the following for your info…

The “speed hump tunnel” that was erected on Peninsula Rd is NOT part of the nature reserve. This was built and installed by a separate company and is not associated to the development of Leopard Toad underpasses taking place at the Education Centre.

This is what the Western Leopard Toad looks like

This is what the Western Leopard Toad looks like

I noticed that it was removed at about midday today but the people who ‘did it’ said they would be coming back to reinstall it during the week.

I also noticed that it has a grate on top making it  ‘open to the sky’ which we were told is a requirement for a toad underpass because they won’t use it if this isn’t the case. You might have seen some large pipes on the grass outside the Education Centre earlier this week, these were part of  the development of Leopard Toad underpasses taking place at the Education Centre. and disproved the ‘open to the sky’ theory because it was found that the toads were quite happy to pass through pipes that were tested… watch this space…

 

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  1. robin hauptle08-11-17

    Hi and thanks for sharing that with us. I have a question how do you stop the leopard toad from crossing where there is no “leopard toad underpasses” ? or is it just for those who happen to be crossing at that spot?

    • MoonDance08-14-17

      I guess they will put barrier walls all along the edge of the road to funnel the toads to where we want them to go

  2. Theo Stock08-12-17

    I love the spirit of this, but just wondering how the toads would be funneled towards the underpass from a really large area?

    Either way we should keep our eyes peeled while driving through the area to improve their chances of survival.

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