company for breakfast

I had company out on the deck this morning for a few minutes before I left for work. It seems that even toads like to sit and reflect on a hazy grey morning. I’m not sure what manner of insect that is hanging from his mouth, but I’m happy to have him dispose of it for me.

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32 thoughts on “company for breakfast

  1. he looks a little grim – maybe the bug tasted bitter

  2. What a great pic Heidi! I decided to start doing a pic of the week I don’t know yet whether I will do the Wordless Wednesday features but its kind of cool how much can be said with a picture!

  3. oceannah says:

    I love it! Heidi just think of how many more bugs this little chap consumes in a day! Always a fan of toads/frogs….I keep little stone caves in the garden for habitat and to encourage them to stick around.

    • I’ve always assumed they were hanging around out there, but I’ve never seen one hop up on the deck before. Maybe I should make him a toadhouse so he’ll stick around.

      • oceannah says:

        Believe it or not Heidi, they ‘sell’ such in the fancy gardening magazines…. I know you won’t be calling up any time soon to buy one, however I bet your kids would enjoy making a couple out of stones or up turned (stable) clay pots

  4. yrppies says:

    What fantastic company! Toads always remind me of the English Bulldogs of the reptilian/amphibian world.

  5. Sarah says:

    Awwwww, I love him!! He’s a handy guy to have around!

  6. Claire says:

    Lovely! My toad only appears in the evenings, so he’s a dinner guest. He’s also a messy eater, but like you, I’m glad he’s there ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. PJ Girl says:

    He’s fabulous! Can we have a picture of you crawling after him on your hands and knees next time? ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. It has that “fish out of water” look!

  9. Great shot, Heidi! Love how nature can help us.

  10. Fairy says:

    Fantastic photo but I cannot get excited about toads. Here in the northern half of Australia we are overrun by cone toads – an introduced pest.

  11. Like fairy – I’m in Australia – and it is really hard to get excited about Cane Toads which are a real problem. I imagine there are native toads but I wouldn’t have a clue what they look like! Cane Toads are ugly, your fella is kinda cute in a gruff sort of a way! – K xx

  12. Barbara Good says:

    Ugh he’s a delight…. I like that we’ve all assumed it’s a male, like female toads are such glamour pusses, or perhaps you’re all up with gender identification of toads and I’m the only ignorant one.

  13. Somer says:

    What an amazing specimen! Awesome that you were able to catch him. He seems completely unaware that you are there ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. ceciliag says:

    A fantastic shot, i am impressed that he stood so still for you.. amazing work.. c

  15. Glad to hear I’m not the only one with amphibian visitors. Although I’d like it if mine showed up in a normal place like the deck. The bedroom doorway and the roof are a little weird for me.

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