Monday, May 20, 2013

Musing On Monday #21

OH MY DOG! Mom whipper snippered (weed whacked) a toad!

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!


  1. OMD near disaster but lucky toad seems to be OK. Have a marvellous Monday.
    best wishes Molly

  2. Yep, them Toads are tough, it will grow back them toes.

    You guys keep safe, we gots another round of storms coming, then going over to you!

    The Mad Scots

  3. I understand what mom was going through. She just doesn't like to hurt things. I'm glad Mr. (or Mrs.) Toad was okay. Sounds like it wasn't traumatic enough to make him want to move house. You have a kind heart.

  4. I understand completely. I hedged trimmed a salamander. I was so upset. Ugh. Im glad the toad is ok.

  5. I think I accidently nicked a big toad with the lawn mower last summer. I ended up not mowing that patch for an entire week because I didn't want to go look. When I finally did there was no evidence. I hope he got away.

  6. Yikes! Sounds like Mr. Toad is going to be ok though.

    Some animals grow new tails, so maybe toads grow new toes?

  7. We're so happy to hear that Mr Toad made it!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  8. I wonder if toads are tasty on the grill??

    Loveys Sasha

  9. Glad Mr. toad is alive! I would recommend not mowing for a while. That's also because I don't like to mow!

  10. NO N O Sasha... NO toads will make you FOAM AT THE MOUTH...


  11. Yep, I'd be worrying too...but not if it was a snake :)

  12. Probably the right decision. Can't believe that toad didn't move when it heard the noise! SHE would have been very upset, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. Our Mom would have been the same way. Can't hurt any of God's creatures. Hmmm, do toads just regenerate those toes?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Well I am glad the toad is OK. But take it fromme...DO NOT eat or even lick a taod.

  15. Oh gosh, we love your mom even more now than ever. Yeah for the little toad.

  16. Sounds like a bunch a monsters over there
    Benny & Lily

  17. Oh poor Mr. Toad, did you look for his toes. I just hate when things like that happen. I got a chipmunk once with a mouse trap and I kept the thing in a box and feed it for weeks till it got well then I took it to the park and let it go.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. I don't think I like to see any toads in my powder room but I do feel sorry for that toes-missing toad. Hope he is okay.



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