Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Toads in the Holes

Every night the path and terrace around the house receives visits from some Mediterranean Toads. Ever since my dear wife watched one guzzle down a rather large spider with a quick "zzzzip" of its tongue, she's loved them and calls them "My babies!"

Trouble is, they rather like to retire to all sorts of nooks and crannies during the daytime. Here you can see why we sometimes have to dispense with the use of the hose reel when watering the garden and resort to using old plastic fabric conditioner bottles as watering cans, so as not to disturb our little amphibian friends!

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