We have some new inhabitants in our yard, Woodhouse's Toads.
There is at least one living in the front entryway, and Mommy has seen two at once in the back yard!
Being the avid naturalists that we are, one of us (not saying who) brought a specimen in for closer examination in the wee hours of the morning.
Mommy spotted him when she came into the kitchen to feed us...at first she thought he was *ahem* a TURD but then he hopped...and since she'd never seen leaping feces before she grabbed her phone, just in case this was a toadally (sorry) historical event.
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After the video Mommy took Mr. Toad out to the garden and set him free. She examined him first for viability, 'cos you never know if our
victims pets have been irreversibly...um... "compromised" and need to go into The Morgue* for later disposal. He didn't have any holes though, and all his parts were intact. And functional. So out he went.
After he warmed up a bit outside--it's cold on the tile floor--he lurched off under the catnip.
Until we meet again...
XX The Mighty Catio Hunter Kats XX
*a.k.a the freezer
pee ess: the plastic mat deters the Mystery Pee'r from utilizing the corner. Just in case you were wondering. We know it's ugly but it works!