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Offline wellyjen

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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2021, 07:55:53 pm »
When was the last French expedition to England?
1895 by Édouard-Alfred Martel? First descent of GG.
Could the more constant year round temperature and high humidity be an advantage for frogs of the amphibious sort? Enough to make up for the relative lack of food perhaps?
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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2021, 10:57:53 am »
When was the last French expedition to England?

22–24 February 1797 - The Battle of Fishguard when La Légion noire  lead by William Tate (Irish American) landed on Welsh soil

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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2021, 12:33:04 pm »
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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2021, 01:37:02 pm »
I remember a trip in St Cotherstone and we saved 8 ir so frogs. I remember seeing one at sump 1 in Swildons once, but I reckon that your frog Pete is a pretty good contender for deepest frog
I've found a couple of frogs and a toad at Swildon's sump one. I've always taken them out, which I can only assume they were grateful for. None of them thanked me though.
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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2021, 03:17:29 pm »
We once did the Igue De Viazac in the Lot of France. At the foot of the second pitch we saw a family of toads – a big greenish one (mummy toad?) and three smaller, reddish ones (her babies?). Anyway, to get there we figured that they must have fallen down the first two pitches, of ~30 m and ~35 m, but they appeared to be none the worse for having done so. (On our way out they had disappeared, so we couldn’t rescue them.)

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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2021, 04:06:24 pm »
Male toads are noticeably smaller than females.

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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2021, 04:17:51 pm »
So maybe they were her 'harem'.

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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2021, 08:29:25 am »
I remember a trip in St Cotherstone and we saved 8 ir so frogs. I remember seeing one at sump 1 in Swildons once, but I reckon that your frog Pete is a pretty good contender for deepest frog
I've found a couple of frogs and a toad at Swildon's sump one. I've always taken them out, which I can only assume they were grateful for. None of them thanked me though.
Forgot to add - we spotted one of the frogs behind a rock, but as we were on the way in we had to leave it there. Back again a couple of months later, and the frog was in exactly the same position but much skinnier. Rescued that time!
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Re: Deepest frog in England!
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2021, 11:08:34 am »
Longcleugh Shaft (nicknamed Frog Shaft) in the Nent Valley, 30m deep from the surface to dogleg, when 1st explored had lots of frogs at the bottom, likewise when we explored it years later we found one at the bottom.

 

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