While hiking up to the bison enclosure from Raul Lung road, I stumbled upon this big Common toad (Bufo bufo). There seemed to be something wrong with this little guy, as you can see that it is missing it’s left front paw, if you take a good look. Actually, there more happening in this picture! The little white things around his head are actually larvae of the common Green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata). Look’s like this poor guy is not going to survive much longer, but that’s the circle of life, right?

By Nick Huisman