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Author Derbyshire Toad
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Posted: 13/03/2017 07:07:23
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I have seen Frogs at the bottom of shafts, wondered how they got there and what they fed on. Are there not Frogs at the bottom of Eldon Hole? If they arrive as adults - and I could hardly believe that they reproduce in most of the underground locations mentioned - they must bounce rather than land heavily (imagines a splat!). Lighter if smaller and grow on?

The strangest place I have seen a Toad was four feet up in a fork of a Hawthorn I was about to lay when working on (laying) a hedge one day. I have no idea how the Toad arrived in its elevated situation - it had not sat there while the tree grew! We must assume that these slow, lumbering creatures are much more agile than they appear.
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Posted: 13/03/2017 10:59:50
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I've seen a 2.5 ft long eel in Noxon Park Iron Mine. I can only assume it came down a nearby brook and went cross country to fall in.

I've also seen a mouse and a vole on a ledge in the entrance to Old Ham Mine. Unfortunately they don't realise that you're trying to help them and got quite vicious when I tried to catch them.

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Posted: 13/03/2017 11:43:22
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Frogs can do semi-controlled free-falls from heights. Tree frogs can glide from one to another. Any creature small enough can survive large drops as the impact forces are calculated using F=M X A, and if M is small, then F is small. Also air resistance on small light creatures is relatively high, so they never reach a speed fast enough to kill them.

There's some great footage somewhere of ducklings leaving a nest at the top of a tower-block and plummeting into water, only to chuckle and paddle off like they did it all the time.
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Posted: 13/03/2017 12:01:17
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This fella must be good at negotiating ladders and different stopes Laugh IP: 2.102.27.163
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Posted: 13/03/2017 21:24:45
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There must be people on here who will recall seeing, some years ago, in a mine in Matlock Bath, dead Mice which glowed purple? Not far from the closed door adit entrance in a puddle/wet area. Very strange and enough to make you think if there is something in here that does that to them what might it do to me? IP: 86.190.192.197
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Posted: 13/03/2017 21:50:58
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Bioluminescence? Read the first bit in "history" about the miners and fish skins.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioluminescence
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