Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The New Mr. Toad

Paul dug this little guy up accidentally yesterday and plopped him in with John, who is very excited to have a friend and keeps trying to taste him. So far Mr. Toad is agile enough to keep from being hurt. He may need to go back outside, though. A few years ago we did manage to keep a much larger toad over the winter in John's terrarium, and they got along very well.
LATER: As his chirped pleas grew more frantic, and John started snapping his jaws, I had to let Mr. Toad go in the vegetable garden. Turtles have been known to eat toads, and this seemed too cruel.

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