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The Western Leopard Toad is a large toad found only in wet coastal lowlands of the South Western Cape. It is now endangered due to people invading its habitat. It has distinct colouring, with reddish-brown patches on a bright yellow background and a low guttural call during the mating season that’s at its height in August. The male toads navigate dangerous roads and other obstacles to go back to the breeding pond where they were spawned and call for females to join them. There are a number of colonies in the Stanford area of the Overstrand where lucky locals can spot them.