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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Horny Toads!

Friends and Kitties!

Sheebie here.

One of the (many) advantages of Scott working from home is that he's around to document all the cool goings-on around our house.  He's photographed a helicopter stringing power lines, the Presidential limo, various animals that show up, and of course the Park Across the Street.
Sometimes two of these at once:

Friday a creature showed up that we'd never seen before.

It stealthily snuck in on the back of a flatbed truck...

...and slowly levitated its' ponderous bulk skyward.

With the help of a crane, of course.

It was The World's Most Ginormous Horned Toad!
(Magnus Cornu Anurus)

It wasn't alone, either.

They'll become part of the Park's interactive playground for kids.   
Kids of all ages, apparently.
I saw them while driving home and knew they needed to be ridden.
Immediately.  
The second I got home I hustled Scott outside (in his socks--no time for shoes!) to get pictures.

According to the blueprints there's also going to be a rattlesnake, whiptail lizard, and tortoise.  Maybe I'd better buy a saddle...

Happy Sunday and have a Fabulous Week!

XX  Sheebie  XX

58 comments:

  1. Wowzers! Me can't wait to sees yous on a snake!
    Kisses
    nellie

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  2. OMC! My human is going to want to go to that part as soon as ALL the critters are installed!

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  3. Oh, yeah! - Used to chase the real little buggers around the scab patches when my sister and I were younger - they were very fun to play with - can't wait to see the others! T.

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  4. WOW! Now that is something. You guys have all the fun.

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  5. Do they not know who they live across the street from?? What? Not even ONE kitteh? How 'bowt a Giant The Baby? Or Salem? Now THERE would be something worth ridin'--just sayin'.

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  6. Holy smokes! I hope those things dont mate! Just think of dozens, no hundreds, of stone toads stomping around right across the street from you! In your garden.. sticking stone tongues out at your kitties! Horrors! Perhaps you should make sure they are neutered...
    Definitely a saddle.

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  7. We expected no less! Thank you for delivering, it made our Sunday!

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  8. Wow, what a big toad. Looks like it is going to be an amazing park. Have a great day kitties. :)

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  9. That looks like so much fun! You look so very happy riding that horned toad. :p

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  10. that is toad-ally awesome!! Saddle up pardner! Yeehaw!

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  11. Agree with Spitty, we need a giant Tiny Johnson ... scrap that. Tiny needs no giantification!!!

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  12. Hello Lounge Kitties, the Templemoyle crew are coming back to blogging!! We've missed you guys so much and are looking forward to catching up with you all again :)

    That looks as though it is going to be one fabulous play park when its all done and finished!

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  13. Oh what fun! It was wise of you to test it for safety before any children came along. We wouldn't want them to get hurt would we!!

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  14. Horny Toads in my reader certainly caught my attention and wondered what I would find!!! Looks like you will be having lots of fun when the park is finished. The kids will have to queue up behind you to play there.

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  15. OH my COD, that is so funny. Who needs a horse when you have those handsome toads. Can't wait to see the rest of the animals.

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  16. OMC, what a sight!! You're going to have quite an interesting park across the street before they're done. We can't wait to see the saddle you devise to fit on those guys.

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  17. Wow! That's going to be a great park! Cool!
    xo Catherine

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  18. WHOA..Imagine the size of worm that toad would eat!!!
    The REAL Maple Sryup Mob
    xxxxxx

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  19. Wow, that is very cool! And nice to see you were the first to break it in! ;)

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  20. So you don't want to "ride my bicycle ... lalala but a horned Toad, lol ! Nice statues !

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  21. I so want one of those in my backyard...

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  22. MUST COME OVER!!! When can I play on them?

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  23. Those are so dang COOL-can't wait to see the rest of the giants!
    Jada and Scully

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  24. That looks like fun!!!! They do need to get a giant cat....

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  25. ah, ha ha ha ha!
    :D
    Love the pictures! That looks like it is going to be a fun playground.

    ~C

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  26. what fun....but those are some ginormous frogs!!!

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  27. Wow how big those are!! You look so cute on that one! hugs, Linda

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  28. OMC! We need to come to visit so WE can ride all those creatures, too. :)

    Have a great Sunday, and thanks for making us laugh!

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  29. Leapin Lizards Sheeb! Those sound feckin awesome and KUDOS to park &Rec designers for adding "non friendly" species! Though I am glad there isn't a giant scorpion as those totally creep me out. A giant trap door spider would be cool but I imagine they steered clear of all arachnids owing to phobias.

    Xoxo

    That Woman

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  30. And I'm sure you know the toads are eyeball spitting blood freaks which makes them way cooler!

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  31. Oh what fun and mum said she would love to join you.. Hugs GJ xx

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  32. What a lot of fun! Those are quite the critters.

    How great is it, that you live across the way!

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  33. Those are something! I will have to look out back and see if there is anything like that hanging around!

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  34. Sheebie you are my kind of girl...let's make a play date.
    LOL
    What fun to watch this park as it progresses.
    Hugs
    C

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  35. Oh, those are cool! How fun to see that lifted off the truck. Good thing he's home to record this stuff for us to see. :)

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  36. I love those things! It looks like they already laid some big eggs there, too!

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  37. I haven't seen anything like that in a park. They are really cute. We can't wait to see what other critters they put in that park!

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  38. Oh I LOVE this and trust mer, Mom would have been up there too. Camera or not.

    Why yes, all of your mancats are to be Courtiers...please. Rupert shall head them up.

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  39. Now THAT'S something you don't see everyday!!!
    I hope the big rattlesnake doesn't bite.
    ; ) Katie

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  40. No surprise that SHE BE one of the first to try that thing out! Simply awesome!

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  41. oooooooooooooooooooo!!
    That is so cool!
    Looks like the big kids will be having some fun too ;) heehee

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  42. How cool is that!!! I can't wait for the tortoise. I love tortoises.

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  43. The toad doesn't look like the only thing that's horny. Huh, that says HORNED? Sorry, I read it wrong. TW has this really old picture where she and her friends are humping some statue somewhere. Heh heh.

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  44. Ha, Ha! It didn't take the kids long to find the toys and come running, did it?

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  45. Meowm misses those horned toads! She says they used to be in the field across the street from her house growing up! And she says she would have done the same thing, march right over and ride them!

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  46. We were scared for a minute when reading the title to this post. We are very glad the horny toad was an actual toad (replica), LOL.

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  47. These are the BEST pictures!! I love the shot of you riding the... whatever it is. AWESOME!

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  48. I was scrolling as I was reading, and I didn't finish scrolling down the picture under "It was The World's Most Ginormous Horned Toad!"

    the background of that image, the mountains, kinda actually look a bit like those statues..

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  49. Oh how FUN! And I just LUV the photo of you ridin one of em - Made my face crack I smiled so Big :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  50. Awesome!! I need to look up that park!

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!