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This beautiful guy lives in my garden. He left for the wetlands about 3 weeks ago.

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Location: Sunnydale

Comment by Suzie on August 8, 2014 at 7:08am
Beautiful big girl full of eggs!
Comment by Suzie on August 8, 2014 at 7:09am
Please measure her with a ruler from nose to tail, she looks to be about 13cm or 14cm?
Comment by TheresaVan Buisbergen on August 8, 2014 at 7:56am

Hi Suzie - gosh I have always wondered if it was male or female.  If she makes it back this year I will measure her.  I worry about her every year.

Comment by Suzie on August 8, 2014 at 7:51pm
The males are smaller with a dark throat around 9cm, the females bigger up to 14cm, with a white throat, the fat part before breeding season is the eggs, the pattern at the back of the toad is unique and every road has a different pattern so you can identify whether it's the same toad by taking photos. Which suburb are you in?
Comment by TheresaVan Buisbergen on August 11, 2014 at 6:17am

I am in Palmyra Close, Sunnydale.  I have been here for 3 years and she was already living here.  There are 4 places in my garden that she sleeps in.  I don't use any chemicals in my garden.

Which wetlands do you think she would go to from here?

Comment by Suzie on August 11, 2014 at 6:29am

On the left hand side of Sunnydale if you were going in the direction of Long Beach Mall, there is a wetland, I've heard calling there before, I think it was near Boekenhout Drive, I had to go through one of the houses back garden to access the wetland but that's probably where she goes, unless there's a garden pond nearby that we don't know about? Best is to listen out for their calling at night, also if you drive around that area at night you might see her or others on the road, if you see anything, please let us know!

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