Monday, May 20, 2013
Musing On Monday #21
So there was Mom - she had just finished mowing the lawn with the "Big Red Beastie" and noticed the grass was quite high around the air conditioning unit. It tends to be rather damp around the unit so the grass grows fast there. So she went and got the "Small Green Whirring Beastie" and started trimming the grass - all of sudden she saw something move but before she could do anything the whipper snipper got it ! Mom was MORTIFIED! A toad - a HUGE toad the size of her palm now lay there minus some toes.
Thankfully it had just caught the end of its leg but STRANGE thoughts flashed through mom - should I take it to the vet - will I be arrested for toad abuse - what if it is an endangered species - how will it be able to sit on a log playing the ukulele now? Mom picked up the toad - it was all squishy feeling and wriggly - EWE! and checked it over. Yep - it was missing two toes but it wasn't bleeding and otherwise looked fine. Mom pondered some more about what to do and then decided to place it some long grass in the corner.
Needless to say she worried all night about the stupid toad and first thing this morning went out to check on it. It was still there and happily munching on a cricket - double EWE - so she figured it hadn't been traumatized to much. Sorry you won't be able to serenade the girlie toads any more Mr Toad. Did I mention my Mom is WEIRD!