Thursday, July 02, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

Below is the largest Southern toad [Bufo terrestris] specimen that I have captured in my yard.

We get these very large toads this time of the year. They leave their poop all over the carport.


LL said...

They make good bait for bass and for alligator gar, if you're into fishing.

cube said...

I didn't know that. I love fishing, but we usually use live shrimp and catch whitings, mostly, but I did catch a shark once.

Sandee said...

Well bless their hearts. Too bad you don't have a toad pooping area. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. ☺

cube said...

Sandee: The toads designate their own pooping area. Even when I'm able to grab one, they never listen to my lectures ;)

messymimi said...

While i like amphibians, i've never thought about them leaving their mess all over. The tiny frogs we get around here just stay near the creek or in the grass.

cube said...

Messymimi: When my daughters were growing up, we used to gather frog eggs and raise them from tadpoles to frogs. Once old enough, we'd release them into our yard. It was fun and educational. I'm not sure if any of them grew up to be those huge toads, but we don't have those cute little tree frogs in our yard and something left those eggs in our rain puddles. Maybe they're paying us back ;)

Kid said...

That toad is saying that your hand feels nice...

I'd put up one of those red circle with a bar signs.

jan said...

That toad would be welcome into my yard with its smorgasbord of insects.

DaBlade said...

How is it that this hasn't been posted yet? frog. toad. obama. all the same to me.

Granny Annie said...

We had a huge frog in the pond one time but I haven't seen one that big on land. I wouldn't want to take him on in a fist fight.

Granny Annie said...

We had a huge frog in the pond one time but I haven't seen one that big on land. I wouldn't want to take him on in a fist fight.

cube said...

Kid: I think you're making that up. I didn't hear that toad say anything about my hand. He did sing a song, though.

cube said...

Jan: I welcome any insect eating critters at our house. We get a wedge (or scattering or seige or heronry) of egrets that come around periodically to eat bugs and I try to keep the dogs and cats in the house while they feast.

cube said...

DaBlade: It is soooo funny that you would bring up Michigan J. Frog. This was a Throwback Thursday post from March 2007 and the day when I caught this toad, I was singing the hello my baby song. I think you're channeling my inner Bugs Bunny cartoon influence.

I think you've gone too far with your insults this time though... you shouldn't insult frogs and toads this way. They don't deserve the derision.

cube said...

Granny Annie: We get them here all the time. The large poop is annoying, but I like that they're eating bugs.

Anonymous said...

Of course, I can't be sure, but the look on that toads, "face", kind of says, "Well dang, lady! What did I, do? I'm innocent!"


cube said...

Anonymous (BW): Lol. No toads were injured during the taking of that photo ;) I promise. He was let go on his own recognizance.

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