I found this toad on Aug. 29th at this location: position on osm
I think it is a bufo bufo, approx. 10 cm long. The nostrils seemed to be completely filled with a grey matter and from the activity of the floor of the mouth it apparently tried to breathe againgst this obstruction. It probably had enough oxygen via its skin though.
I tried to remove the obstruction using a blade of grass but this seemed to produce some pain as the toad closed its eyes on contact, so I stopped. The skin looked fairly normal and the toad was able to walk away after a while.
I can think of two causes for this condition.
- Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infestation
- Lucilia bufonivora larvae
I could not see properly, if there were any larvae or unhatched eggs inside the nostrils, but as the rest of the skin seemed unharmed I assume the latter.
Is my assumption valid or is there even a third possibility?