Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beatrix the Backyard Toad


Rachael was pulling weeds in the backyard and found this toad.

Not sure what kind of toad this is... maybe a Western Toad?
We're calling her (him?) Beatrix.

We're going to try to create a "toad habitat" in the back yard that will (hopefully) be as inviting as the weeds were before they were picked.

Update: We kept Beatrix for one night. I put about 12-15 adult crickets in her cage, and by morning she had eaten every single one. I created a little toad pond in the back yard near the bushes where we released her. Hopefully she'll be as happy there as in the weeds.