Dear Noordhoek Resident:
The breeding season for the guttural toad starts round about now, so residents need to be on the listen-out for the loud calling indicating that mating is about to happen.
Guttural toads are summer breeders and breed through until March. If you do hear this calling you should notify the Guttural team immediately.
It is unlikely that leopard toads will still be calling at this late stage, so it is hard to mix the two species up.
The Guttural team will identify the toads from their calling and capture individuals for identification. It is critical that no resident takes action without the relevant experts (we do not want leopard toads being injured in the process).
If a resident suspects that they have a guttural toad, they can keep the individual in an ice cream tub with a little water in a cool and shady spot and then call the authorities. The toad should not be relocated as this will spread the problem.
Last summer we had 2 confirmed guttural toads in Noordhoek – both were euthanized.
NCC Environmental Services has been appointed by the City of Cape Town as the preferred service provider for the 2016-2017 Guttural Toad Control Project.
Following on from the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on the contact information as listed below, in order for us to arrange an appointment to identify and capture the Guttural Toad from your property.
Jonathan Bell – NCC Environmental Services:
C) 072 037 3034
T) 021 702 2884
Graca de Abreu and Daniel Smith – NCC Environmental Services
C) 073 651 5456
T) 021 702 2884
Thank you for your assistance in this matter and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.
Jonathan James Andrew Bell
Biodiversity and Conservation Services
NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd
M: +27 72 037 3034
T: +27 21 702 2884
F: +27 86 555 0693
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