Toads Hunkered Down

While moving a pile of bricks, I came across six toads that were hunkered down for the cold days.  The toads were tucked between the bricks and each had a mate by their side.

They were sleepy and slow moving. I carefully relocated the toads to a safe spot and put a broken clay pot over them.

I camouflaged the pot with bark and leaves to keep the toads safe for the time being.  It will be interesting to see if they will stay in their new digs.


15 Comments on “Toads Hunkered Down”

  1. shoreacres says:

    Is it usual to see so many together? I wonder if they huddle together for warmth. I’m glad you spotted them, and at least gave them an option. If they want to hop off to elsewhere, that’s their business, but if I were a toad, I think I’d stay right there in that dark, safe spot.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    How sweet! I love having toads in the garden, they do us great service by eating slugs, etc.

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Perhaps this would be a good time to leave Egypt.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So soon you will have lots more, Nothing is moving in central PA too cold!!

  5. Tina says:

    It’s amazing where they snuggle in for the cold times. Glad you reclocated them!

  6. Sweet. I was trying to catch a tree frog on my screen porch. to no avail. You are doing better with the amphibians.

  7. Deb says:

    Oh I think their probably right happy with their new home. It’s dark ,damp and weather protected..bet they invited a few more froggy friends.😀

  8. shoreacres says:

    This article about cicada killers popped up in my inbox, and I thought you might be interested.

  9. Sheryl says:

    It’s interesting where animals chose hunker down during cold weather.

  10. I hope they find it warmer! How thoughtful of you.


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