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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Operation: Toad - A Rescue Mission

Thought you were lost...
After our walk the other night, I checked on the caterpillars and the gardens.

It was such a nice evening. For some reason I glanced into the hole where our scarecrow had once been and saw movement.

What is this?!?!

On closer inspection I saw a white throat swallow and a quiet squeak rose from the hole.

A toad!  How did he get in there?

I've rescued many from our window wells but this seemed like a pretty small hole to get stuck in.  He must've stumbled in just perfectly backwards.

Being careful not to bury him, I moved some soil from around the opening. Then I got the potato fork and gently popped the hole and surrounding dirt from the ground freeing him.

I almost stepped on its little brother/sister/friend in the process...


Little brother?
OK guys, you're free!  
                   Go eat some bugs!!! 
This large fellow we discovered today sure has been eating well.  About the size of a tennis ball, he ate several ants while we watched!

Did someone say 'eat some bugs'?

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