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Qatar’s Deserts are Hot, Dry, and Full of Invasive Toads

Qatar’s Deserts are Hot, Dry, and Full of Invasive Toads

As the sun descends behind sand dunes and wind-carved escarpments, central Qatar’s Al Rayyan region gets a reprieve from the intense heat of day. In the calm of twilight, a once-foreign sound emerges: the rasping croaking of toads drifts in over miles of parched rock and sand. Qatar’s harsh landscape…