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Toad in the hole--

For the last month, or more, there's always a deep hole in one of my herb beds. this one's a foot-high raised soil bed, so the earth is soft and diggable, and the holes are complicated little constructions.

I finally saw the culprit - I grabbed a flashlight and searched around through the false paths I could see into, and finally saw a gleaming, golden eye - a pretty brown toad staring sullenly at me :) Neat!

I'll have to install some "toad home" pots around that area next year, I don't particuarly WANT them digging my plants up, but they're not hurting anything. The huge furry beasts that dig up my egyptian onion bed and then lick my face are more upsetting.

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thoink_dragon
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
The huge furry beasts that dig up my egyptian onion bed and then lick my face are more upsetting.

Oh? I didn't realize Whines had such a thing for digging.
spottylogic
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
*snickers* This raises strange questions about the plural form, too.
thoink_dragon
Nov. 3rd, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Well there's clearly too much beast in him to be adequately expressed with a mere singular noun.
lhexa
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Is he still around? :)
spottylogic
Dec. 23rd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
I don't know...there are certainly toads around the area, but they're in winter shutdown mode. I don't see any evidence that the one in my winter savory is active, he hasn't cleaned out his burrow in a while, but he may still be down there, sleeping or something?
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