Pic of the Day: Horny toads, oh my!

asian common toad

I came across these two NSFW ‘horny toads’ during a recent power walk on Lantau, so not a hike. They were doing their, ahem, ‘business’ practically in the middle of the path, and didn’t even flinch upon my approach or when I put my phone right up close (no zoom) for several pics!

Fearing they might get trampled under foot or run over by a bike, etc., as a result of their lack of responsiveness, I picked the pair up with two branches and moved them over to the much safer, greener side of the divide. My good deed for the day!

Turns out they’re Asian Common Toads (Duttaphrynus melanostictus), so nothing too out of the ordinary, just unexpected, plus kinda awesome how I was able to get so close to snap this ‘intimate’ shot of them in the act, warts (literally) and all, lol. #toadporn #goforthandmultiply

See more of my wildlife encounters here (it’s an ongoing work in progress!).

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