Saturday, 12 July 2014

Wild life.

Yesterday I thought I'd found a mole out and about. As I approached a newly dug mound I saw a movement, a scrabble that I investigated, realising that even if it was one of the enemy I couldn't possibly kill it.....

However it was no mole. It was a toad and he was clearly stuck. I pondered this problem as he tried to get out and then went for a pliable shoe horn! With that I was able to pull him out with damaging him.

I went off, leaving him on the path to get some water . His skin was very dry....bu the time I got back he'd gone.

This was the second toad rescued this week. I found a baby in the bird bath unable to climb out!

We have had them in the laundry room before now....there seem to be a lot about. My dog used to bark at them in the evenings but gave it up as a bad job....just too many out and about!

I love toads....don't mind them at all, I just wish they could be trained to eat moles!



  1. Eat moles? What can you be thinking>
    Have you never read "The Wind in the Willows"?
    Your toad was a very lucky little chap to have a rescuer, he doesn't even seem to have minded having his photo taken.
    I can't help wondering what you would have done if it had been a mole.
    Just asking.

    1. I don't really know what I would do if I met a mole face to face....but I know I couldn't kill it to death maybe!