16 May 2015

A ball of toads






Lots of toads in Halkolampi,
Luukkaa 3.5.2015.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/05/camera-critters-371.html


66 comments:

  1. I'm guessing there will be a lot of baby toads in that pond soon.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy! I hope so. They're fun to watch.

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  2. It is quite a show the toads are performing. Probably you have seen the pictures on my blog when they were having fun with us, a few weeks ago. I guess you have been watching them for a while because it is amusing to see how busy they are.
    Greetings, Kees

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    1. Thank you, Kees! I stood watching them for quite some time. They were too busy to notice me.

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  3. Mä innostun jostain syystä aina kovasti sammakoista. Niitä näkee kuitenkin aika harvoin.

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    1. Kiitos, Tillariina! Niitä on hauskaa seurata. Jostain syystä en ole tänä vuonna nähnyt ainuttakaan sammakkoa monessa paikassa missä niitä oli todella paljon viime vuonna.

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  4. Looks like there is a lot of action going on there! Have a lovely weekend Gunilla.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! They were very busy. Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Oh wow, they all look tangled up there. Great sighting of the toads.Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Eileen, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Good morning Gunilla.
    What a beautiful photos.
    So many toads together, who knows there are many baby toads soon.
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you, Irma! I hope there will be lots of toads. Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Das sind ja ganz tolle und interessante Fotos !!

    LG Mathilda

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  8. Fascinating! I have never seen that before!

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    1. Thank you, Tina! I've seen the males clinging to the females before, but this was pretty special.

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  9. spring in the air and water, too!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! Lots of spring feelings all around. :-)

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  10. Morsome bilder :-)) Jeg skal si de froskene vet å kose seg ;-D God helg!

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    1. Tusen tack! Det gör de verkligen. Ha en skön helg.

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  11. Yep, looks like some kind of mating ritual.:-) Interesting capture.

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  12. Interesting photo of the toad pile! those guys must be really good friends! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It looked like they were wrestling. :-)

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  13. now that's a batch of toads. At least there is safety in number.

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  14. Soon you should have many tadpoles, how many toads result depends on their escape from the predators. Great pics!
    ~

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    1. Thank you! That's true. I hope enough of them will make it.

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  15. Så många grodor på en gång! Festliga bilder!

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  16. Fascinating to see them in such a large group. I've never seen more than one at a time. Seen a lot of tadpoles though. Great shots Gunilla!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I saw many toads here last year as well, but not quite like this.

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  17. Beautiful Toads images, love them.

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  18. That's so funny. Happy, horny toads!!!!

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  19. What an amazing cluster of critters, keeping close company!!

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  20. Fascinating knot of toads. The mating toads are cute couples. I wish I had some in my garden.

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! I see them at this time of the year and then they disappear into the forest again.

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  21. It all looks very interesting but complicated. I guess the toads know exactly what to do?

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    1. Thank you, Phil! It looked like they were trying to figure it out as well. :-)

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  22. That's toads having a ball. Wonder if there are snakes around...
    Have a Beautiful Day, Gunilla!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! I haven't seen any snakes, but others have. Enjoy your day.

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  23. Unas fotos curiosas e interesantes.
    Un abrazo,

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  24. That's awesome - I've never seen anything like it in life!

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    1. Thank you, Al! It was interesting to watch them.

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  25. That really is amazing! Great photos!

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  26. Intriguing toad shots!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Enjoy your week.

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  27. Beautiful to watch those toads, Gunilla!
    Great shots...
    Greetings, Anna :-))

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  28. Dearest Gunilla; Oh, these toads makes me remember the childhood days and my brother teased me scared me with them p:-) Gorgeous shots, my friend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Finland, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you. dear Miyako! That was a funny memory. Take care.

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  29. I'm thinking "ewwww" but honestly I love the shots of their eyes. Kind of mystical looking.

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    1. Thank you! I think they're kind of cute. :-)

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  30. These are really interesting images, so far removed from the standard shots one sees. Very nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, David! It was an interesting find.

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  31. It is a jumble of frogs !!!!

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