Friday, August 15, 2008

Mystery of the sex change toads

There was an interesting article in The Independent on 13 July 2008 on American research showing that male toads on intensively farmed land are changing sex. The study may provide a clue as to why the world's amphibians are disappearing faster than any class of species since the dinosaur.

Read it here: link

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Snake attacks on the increase

A rather worrying report here in The Argus newspaper.  If adders really are on the increase, that is good news but it will be a problem if people get worried about.

Dogs can be vulnerable to adders but there needs to be a sense of proportion.