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Western Leopard Toad Reminisces from Dreyersdal Farm 2004-2007 Seasons

These figures are very much from memory. I monitored and moved toads into the Dreyersdal Farm wetland (Swaanswyk Wetlands) to get them off the roads. The area covered was from Boschendal Crescent along Morkel, Starke Rd to Airlie, and back along Tussendal to Dreyersdal Farm Rd and back to Morkel. This was from 2004 to 2007 whenever I noted activity.

2004: August: 96 in 2 hours (20h00-22h00 on one night) and ~ 20 the next night.

2005: July or August: 36 on one night (unavailable the next night, but none seen afterwards).

2006: late July: 16 on one night.

2007: 30 May: ran over 2 on way to school function (not expecting them) and found 6 more dead in Boschendal Crescent. Detected no other activity that year at all.

I'm sure I passed the early figures on to Anne Edwards (who provided me with WLT posters, spoke on WLT at Bergvliet High School, etc), but I lost touch with her.


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