Thursday, June 21, 2007
A passing toad (Bufo bufo)
This afternoon, while working on a small pond to the west of Emthree, a large toad (above) emerged from the Meadow and crawled on to Troy Track then westward into Medlar Wood following very much the same route as Elly's mouse the other day.
Is something going on here?
This was the first toad I have seen in the garden for some time and, sadly, it seems to have been injured under the eye and on one of its hind legs. However, these injuries do not appear to be life threating and the amphibian was active and seemed otherwise in good health.