Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Toad Water Sports

I just came inside from sitting on the patio. It was a lovely evening and I was just chillin'. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something flop on the sidewalk near the garden. I jumped up and pursued it. It was another Great Plains Toad! This is not the first time these little bastards have shown up in my yard. At a furmeet in 2010 someone walked up to me and showed me this rather large toad which she said was in my back yard. It was then that I looked up "uplands toads" and discovered that Great Plains Toads were found in the area. So even though I'm 2.5 miles and a few hundred feet higher in elevation from the Rio Grande, I can still get toads in my yard. They reappeared on August 5, 2015 where I made an LJ post about sitting on the upper patio and hearing a *plop* behind me where I found a another toad. Actually on that night I found a few of them.

So back to tonight. I found the toad and grabbed it. I was happy to see the little bugger. I carried it to the patio door to show Kitty. As she came to the door to look at it, the little bastard must have gotten really nervous and decided to piss all over my hand. For a little fucker he must have had a huge bladder! I wanted to get a picture of it, but Kitty didn't want to open the door since there were cats trying desperately to get outside where they were sure to turn the toad into a cat toy. She couldn't really pass my phone out to me to get a pic since my paws were full of toad and piss. So I let the little bastard go in the lawn and went to thoroughly clean my paws.

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