Monday, July 4, 2016

Today's picture/Look who I found on the porch tonight

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    1. Yes, it is! And the 'leavings' are big, too. For years we thought them fox poops but no, they came from the toads.

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    1. Very cute. And the next night I had let Lucy out, and went to check on the porch and there was Lucy lying down just staring at it. I hustled her right in.

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  3. They come up on our patio at night too. Scare the crap out of me if they hop from behind a chair and I didn't know they were there!

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  4. Mr Toad visiting? lucky you! I found a large pupae hatching out tonight whilst deadheading roses, a moth I think. Couldn't get a pic because he tucked himself away behing a bunch of leaves - clever boy - he won't be a bird's breakfast once he's dry enough to fly away. I wonder what kind of moth he was?

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    1. Maybe you will be lucky enough to see it hatch!

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  5. I like toads with their beautiful, somewhat mysterious eyes. Usually my parents have some at the allotment, they (the toads, not my parents) use the little pond for breeding, but I don't think there are any this year.

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    1. Glad you clarified who uses the pond. ;<))

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  6. These are pleasant surprises, aren't they? They have a tendency to hide under the outside door jam.

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    1. They are so still and patient. They can sit for ages waiting for just the right bug (I assume that's what they are doing).

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    1. I was going to reply that it is a toad, but according to this site http://www.livescience.com/34432-frog-or-toad.html
      it is hard to distinguish between the two.

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  8. Cutie! And he sat still long enough for you to get a photo. I don't see many toads, although I'm sure they're around.

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    1. It was indeed very still, and the next night it had moved down only about three feet - still looking at the wall.

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  9. Lovely photo.

    Brings back some memories. When I was a kid, my brothers and I would catch toads and frogs in our backyard. The toads were generally smaller than the one in the photo and more pale.

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