Monday, April 30, 2007

Kiss Me!

Yesterday, I spotted what looked like a new figurine of a frog sitting on the edge of a small pond in the patio. Lucky I didn't touch it. That was a real toad. Of course, when I approached, it jumped into the pond and stayed out of view.

So today's blog is about the common toad (Bufo Bufo) instead of anything else. It still stayed pretty much at the same spot all yesterday, and it was a piece of cake to take this photo this morning. This baby fits all the descriptions of how a common toad should look like. Of course, its body is coated with its defensive armor that looks slimy and itchy. This must be the manufacturer of all the tadpoles I see around my back yard, so I'll call her a "she." It must be very boring being a toad and I don't know where her mate is. She just sits there every time I peeked.

Common Toad

1 comment:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. I wish we had frogs around here.

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