Toad In A Dustpan

Common Toad (Bufo bufo) toadlet

This toadlet had been hiding in a corner of the front garden under a drift of leaves after the rains and winds we have had lately. Unfortunately he was rudely disturbed for he was so small and well camouflaged he was not spotted until he was hopping in the dustpan.

Common Toad (Bufo bufo) toadlet

Although he appeared a little put out by the incident, fortunately he seemed unaffected by the mishap and was released on rocks on the edge of my garden pond. He duly found himself in the water and swam for cover beneath some overhanging vegetation.

Common Toad (Bufo bufo) toadlet

Photograph of Common Toad (Bufo bufo) toadlet, taken August 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. ยฉ Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.

10 thoughts on “Toad In A Dustpan

  1. Aw, I love toads and frogs! I know how difficult they are to photograph too, so I’m amazed at these lovely shots.

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I think this little fella was too shaken up and stunned after being swept up, but thankfully all ended well for him, or her.

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      1. I’m glad! They’re such perfect little creatures, and you really captured that.

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