Bufo Bufo, bronze sculpture by Sally Arnup
The common toad, European toad or in Anglophone parts of Europe, simply the toad (Bufo bufo, from blatin bufo “toad”), is an amphibian found throughout most of Europe in the western part of North Asia, and in a small portion of Northwest Africa. It is one of a group of closely related animals that are descended from a common ancestral line of toads and which form a species complex. The toad is an inconspicuous animal as it usually lies hidden during the day. It becomes active at dusk and spends the night hunting for the invertebrates on which it feeds. It moves with a slow ungainly walk or short jumps and has greyish brown skin covered with wart-like lumps.
This sculpture in bronze is by Sally Arnup in an edition of 10
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