30 April 2012


Apparently there are lots of animals on and around my family's property (see here and here).
This is a toad.
I went outside one evening to watch the rain. The sky was a funny yellowish color, so I grabbed my camera to snap a few photos. I ran back inside to put my camera away, then went back outside to continue watching the rain - I love rain. As soon as I stepped out the door, I saw this toad. I went back in for my camera and carefully edged toward the toad to take his picture. He was so calm! I was about four inches away from him, and he didn't move the whole time. 

I have to admit, I was a little afraid when taking this photograph. This is when I was closest to him, and I figured if he jumped, there was a good chance it'd be right on my head - not a pleasant thought. 



Kelly said...

Hahaha, he looks like a grump :)

Courtney Snook said...

Cute! I would be a bit scared too. I'd rather not be jumped on by a toad thank you!

Scout said...

Kelly - I love that you think that way :)
Courtney - I know! I actually really like frogs and toads, but still, being jumped on is usually a bit scary.

Jez said...

Oh my gosh I would have been scared silly. I love frogs but toads creep me out! Once all the way back on a school camp I was sneaking around at night and there was a huge horned cane toad standing between my dorm and the one I was in. I had walked practically up to it before I realized to had to stand still for what felt like forever debating the run away or back away slowly! Eep!

Scout said...

That's me when it comes to spiders!