This has been the year for big, fat toads. And, the worst part of it is that they tend to surprise you. There was one in shed of the church the other day which luckily was spotted before it jumped out in my direction.
We spotted another one near our mailbox at the bottom of the driveway. It was dark so I went out to see the huge toad that my husband, John was telling me about.
This has been the year for dragonflies, butterflies, and fireflies, which come out around the fourth of July, and of course, toads.
Yesterday, while sitting at my indoor computer, which is located next to a window, with a large air conditioner in it humming to the sound of coolness, I heard a strange sound. Turning to my right and looking across to the wooden door was the reason for the splat sound. It was sort of transparent and very small the body size of about an inch. It had appendages and was looking rather scared.
Why it was froggy! How this baby frog got into my home, I'll never know. So I called for my husband to remove it from the door. I don't think he liked it any more than he likes spiders. After seeing it hop around I was through fooling around and decided to capture it.
Don't ask me why I remembered the paper cup method. I worked like a charm. Placing a cup over the frog, and inserting a thin piece of paper under the cup, allowed hubby to carry it outdoors and release our little unwanted visitor.
Could you imagine if he crawled into my bed during the night? What a frightful tale I would have to tell? I'll bet it happens to people who sleep outdoors in a sleeping bag all the time. And that's why among other reasons I haven't.
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