Tuesday, May 3, 2011

First Toad of 2011

When I was  replacing the bricks from around the access to our septic system, I unearthed this  toad, nestled under a brick. Poor  fellow, he had to endure being carried around in my hand for half an hour while I searched for  my camera, which I had forgotten I had tucked on a ledge in the barn. After he was immortalized him in a photo, I placed him next to the bricks so he could dig underneath again if  he desired. I made sure no chickens saw  him -- last summer, I learned the heartbreaking way that chickens like to devour toads as much as they like mice.

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