Toad Love

i-fa15f5d9cae6de0f982850928a161d13-IMAGE_00107.jpg

Geocaching in the little nature preserve at Lake Kyrksjön in the western burbs of Stockholm, I came across this passionate couple. Every spring there are wild toad orgies in the wetlands around here. The males sing madly for days, mounting and clinging to anything vaguely like a female — including human hands. The females are much larger and may be seen crawling along doggedly with up to three sex-crazed males hanging onto them. A funny thing about the toads is that they live through this intense springtime awakening with the same grumpy deadpan facial expression as always.

Comments

  1. #1 Merle Insinga
    April 6, 2007

    Wow! Swedish toads are early starters! American toads, at least here in New England, don’t begin to think fond thoughts for at least another month!

The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.