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Toad patrollers needed as mating season starts in Gloucestershire

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

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MORE toad patrollers are needed to save the amorous amphibians from being squashed.

Last Spring 1,700 toads were saved from death on roads around the Stroud district.

But Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust needs more help from local people to patrol roads crossed by the animals as they go in search of a mate.

More than 70 volunteer toad patrollers from all walks of life took part last year. They head out on mild evenings between February and April, wearing a high visibility jacket to keep an eye on known toad crossings and help them across the road in a bucket. To find out more contact Ellen Winter on ellen.winter@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk or call 01452 383 333.

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