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Poor Old Toad

Thursday, 19th July 2001, West Yorkshire

toadWE'VE SEEN this Toad crossing the lawn on its way to the pond several times during the last few weeks. It has a wound the size of a postage stamp between its shoulders. I'm afraid I probably caught it when I was cutting the lawn close to the flower bed about month ago. Today, I'm afraid, it was dead on the lawn. I'll be even more careful when I'm cutting around the edges in future.

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Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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