Amphibians

leopard-toad Leopard Toad (Bufo pardalis) The Leopard toad is endangered and one will notice the great lengths and efforts undertaken by enthusiast to protect the species all around the Noordhoek area. The Estate do boast the presence of these toads but they are not common. A relatively small toad, is recognized by the paired paravertebral patches with a pale or yellow vertebral line. The snout is free of dark markings.     clicking-stream-frog Clicking Stream Frog (Strongylopus grayii) This small frog is mostly recognized by the sound it makes. A wooden tapping sound emitted with monotonous regularity. Colouration is extremely variable with dark spots frequently evident on a lighter ground colour and a vertebral line or band. Toes are long.       cape-river-frog Cape River Frog (Rana fuscigula) A larger frog with green dorsal colouration with dark spots and a light vertebral stripe. The jawline tapers gradually from behind the eyes to a rounded snout. Toes are webbed. Two different calls are normally heard A short strangled groan or grunt followed by a series of taps
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