Toad In A Watering Can

Common Toad Bufo bufo

It is as the title states but after the event. This fairly large toad was found in one of my garden watering cans, and I can only guess it hopped in there when the can was on its side at some stage. Thankfully it was released unharmed near my garden pond where it hopped away and swam for cover.

Common Toad Bufo bufo

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Common Toad Bufo bufo, June 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

25 thoughts on “Toad In A Watering Can

  1. Poor Mr. Toad! At my childhood home in the Spring, we’d always find a toad in the window well, half-buried in old leaves. It would’ve been a 3- or 4-foot jump to get down in there, and we always worried how they’d get out, so we rescued them. Glad yours is okay!

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  2. This toad had been on an adventure, maybe the water had some nourishment and it survived.
    The same happened to me last year with a beautiful frog. I normally store the watering cans upside down but this was open to weather, leaves and …frogs.
    He/ she was also happily hopping away once rescued.


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    • It is sad. I found the remains of one on my front garden the other day, so goodness knows what happened to that poor thing. I find I have to move my green wheely recycling bin out very carefully because they have the habit of hiding under there, and I accidently trod on one once! I have frogs and toads in the garden, but there are still lots and lots of slugs and snails!

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