Toad Crossing Sign

How’s this for ‘sign of the week’?

Yes, you have seen correct. It is a sign not just for bike crossing, but also toad crossing. In Dutch, the word forĀ toads is padden and the word forĀ path can be trek. Hence, Paddentrek, toad crossing.

This has cracked me up for the almost 4 years I have been in Belgium. And these toads supposedly cross the road from 7pm to 7am. I’ve not yet personally seen any flock or herd or school or whatever of toads crossing the street yet. I do hope so one day. If I have my camera with me, I’ll take a pick and post it up here.

This has to win some kind of sign-of-the-year award.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Toad Crossing Sign

  1. Scott, I think they call a group of toads a “knot”, at least in English. Now, I’ve “knot” seen any such groups myself, either…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s