Friday, June 27, 2014

Tiny Toads Have Tiny Toes and Other Summer Tales

This is my 2nd contribution to Carmi's Thematic Photographic 298.




Mr. B^4 reported on tiny toads the other day. As it happens, there was a plethora hopping around the house in Berkeley Springs this week**.


** No tiny toads were harmed in the taking of these photos.

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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9 comments:

Alexia said...

Good Title!

I have always thought of toads (we don't have them in this country) as large, ugly, horny things - but these are positively cute.
Unbelievably, I still have a few monarch caterpillars clinging to leaves in my garden, comatosed by winter cold. As am I, almost :(

Bob Scotney said...

Butterflies make the summer - ours are yet to come!

Karen S. said...

I just goo-goo over their wee little existence and am so very careful when I mow. I do brake for them! This is summer fun!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Tiny toads are simply irresistible.

Still to come: Ebony Jewelwing and Five-lined Skink.
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Jim H. said...

Do you get tiny warts when you play with tiny toads?

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/animal-myths-busted.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wart-free so far, Jim H.
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Smut Clyde said...

ITTDGY has succumbed to the peer pressure. He has toad the line.
I bring you a yout-uber.

M. Bouffant said...

Toads all the way down.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I love, LOVE, LOVE those darling little toads!

I had to evict/rescue one from the basement of my workplace- it came in with some stormwater (it's kinda torrential around here today).