In a hole for selling rare toads

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A defendant has been fined €1,080 for selling protected toads via the internet.

A judgement from the provincial court in Alicante noted that the man was charging €15 a time for natterjacks, also known as ‘running toads’.

Listed as a European protected species under Annex IV of the European Habitats Directive, the court noted that the defendant had 23 of the toads at his home when regional police carried out a search.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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