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50 cm wire fences with the top 10 cm hanging free and leaning to the outside have stopped toads getting into frog ponds in project done by townsville frog Society. ALso shade cloth can be used to stop toads climbing wire mesh fences. Toads can climb wire very easily but they cannot climb something like shade cloth. They need to get their fingers to grip through the material if they are going to climb it. They cannot climb smooth surfaces like glass or metal but can climb wire. We suggest having the cloth or plastic 600 mm high and it needs to be buried into the ground slightly. The easiest way is to clear an area along the fence line about 300mm wide and have the shade cloth in an L shape, 300mm on the ground and 600mm up the fence. Peg the strip on the ground and cover it with soil. This way, when a toad hits the fence if it tries to push under the barrier, it is already on top of the shade cloth or plastic.
Last Updated: 05-Mar-2006
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