Of the Earth

Moving slowly down the trail and looking remarkably like the earth he walked on we found this American Toad. He did look a bit grumpy and reluctant for us to take his photo so we let him be as he moved along into the grass beyond.

15 thoughts on “Of the Earth

  1. Toads are born grumpy-looking eh? Whereas dolphins always seem to look happy. I suppose we just impart our own characteristics onto other species eh? Great photo though.

    On a slight tangent, I was once walking to the pub at night while still living in England. As it was a road through a farming area I was trying not to stand in any stray mud when the mud I was trying to avoid moved. I let out something akin to a shriek and discovered it was a toad. πŸ˜€ Thankfully neither of us was harmed and we went about our respective business.

    1. Hi Graham, Yes they are born grumpy probably because they ended up a toad not a frog. πŸ™‚

      I can relate to your story but instead of a toad my instance was a snake. I jumped and fell over on the trail and let out a shriek that my wife teases me about to this day.

      Hope your winter is treating you well.

      1. I think a snake merits a shriek…assuming it was venomous of course. πŸ˜„ Falling over sounds like it could’ve made things more hazardous for you though…

        Winter here in Auckland is generally wet with temperatures rarely resulting in a frost…so in that regard all is well…I just wish the houses were better insulated.

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