taken at the grocery store - January 2014
Frogs are fascinating critters and it's alarming to learn that their populations are dwindling (as are bees and probably lots of other things I haven't heard about yet)!
I follow Save the Frogs on Facebook
and try to keep up with what this organization is doing to help save frogs.
there's a BUFO toad living in my backyard...and they're poisonous.
Enter my overly curious dachshund and we have a problem...how to Save the Toad
and keep my K9 alive.
After searching for information about the Bufo Toad online, the solution that was repeated
most often was to catch the toad (WARNING: what they excrete is also toxic to humans),
place in a box and put in the freezer for 3 days. Try looking them up and see what you
find...I'd love to hear a better solution.
Meanwhile my K9 counterpart Baron has already had one run in with the BUFO, this was
in the dark, after a rain and he apparently had it in his mouth before I even
realized there was something there.
I saw him shaking his head back and forth and thought maybe he'd caught a lizard,
brought him in and feed him and he threw up...no doubt that saved his life.
Because I, in my ignorance, didn't have a clue UNTIL I looked up frogs on the internet
and finally discovered the poisonous toad.
So now he stays on the leash all the time and I carry a flashlight after dark,
try this when it's raining...lurching dachshund on leash, flashlight, umbrella...yikes!
The one I saw in the yard recently was similar in shape to this one
This is Baron...
we wouldn't want anything to happen to that sweet face would we :)
Save the Frogs
a good thing
BUFO TOAD :(
happy weekend from,
Theanne and Baron
Note: the Bufo Toad photo was found at Wikipedia and is in the Public Domain
the photograph of frog image on car and Baron are
© Out Of My Mind Images and yayasnaps 2014