My Sunday Photo – 30th September, 2018

Muddy Toad!

Whilst moving the compost bins from the old plot to new this week, I stumbled across this little guy lurking in there.  I’ve never known toads to hide out in compost bins before, always assuming they preferred being near water – but a little research suggests it is actually a place they often hibernate (in which case, my apologies Mr Toad for disturbing you!).

Upon discovery, I moved him onto a plank of wood half-way between the new pond and the newly-placed compost bins on the new plot – I sat watching for a while to see which route he’d choose, but he just sat there and didn’t move until my back was turned – so sadly, I have no idea where he went.

Wherever he chose to go, he’s taught me to be very careful when turning the compost heap – usually I’d be forcing a fork in with vigour. I’ll be a bit more careful in future.

Lee Bailey

Organic Allotmenteer, RHS Student, Husband, Father & Programmer

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos
    Posted at 10:49h, 30 September Reply

    He looks like he’s just been disturbed from his slumbers!

  • Rachel Simons
    Posted at 17:12h, 30 September Reply

    Wow that is a massive toad, I’m not a fan of frogs and toads but we get lots around here and no water either.

  • ClearlyBex
    Posted at 17:36h, 30 September Reply

    Hello Mr Toad, he doesn’t look too impressed to have been disturbed! We’ve also been learning about toads recently too as the kids found 3 in our garden last night, we also live no where near water so there must be a damp spot in someones garden nearby.

  • Darren Coleshill
    Posted at 12:39h, 01 October Reply

    He looks like he’s been having fun in the mud

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  • Sonia
    Posted at 07:14h, 02 October Reply

    WOW that is one Muddy Toad! Great shot of it too.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #SilentSunday x

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