Our New Friend

Over the last few weeks, we have had a visitor to our pond--luckily, it wasn't the Great Blue Heron this time around! I think our koi are too big for it to comfortably eat one.

It was this little fellow.
It's actually a toad (bumpy, rough skin). Hubby and Kidlet were outside by the fire when he started up. He allowed them to pick him up, place him on the rock and didn't seem to mind the flashlight shining on him! This picture was taken the night of the super moon--which I slept through--and I slept through Herbert's chorus of "I wanta girl. Not just a girl. But a girl like Mom". I was sick (cold, upper respiratory gunk) and tired (I had gotten up at 3:30 that day to take the kidlet to a swim meet in OKC)!

Trust me, sleeping through Herbert's chorus is fairly remarkable because for such a little guy, he's very, very loud! Size-wise, he's probably about 2-inches long, head to rump. Our bedroom window is around the corner and we can clearly hear him every night.

Though he's noisy, I don't mind him. I actually like frogs, toads and lizards, because they eat bugs. And with the pond and garden, we have lots and lots of bugs!

Enjoy Herbert's chorus . . . you might want to turn the volume down though.

Oh, the added, "ribbit, ribbit" is from the hubby 'encouraging him to sing', and my kidlet is mumbling in the background.

Later, Peeps!


Cynthia D'Alba said...

Welcome Herbert. Do you have a volume button???

Very cute, Mags

M. A. Golla said...

If you couldn't get any sound, it's because of your Windows Media Player, Cyndi. Todd did some research and found that this is their problem--they claim to have patched it, but it still doesn't work. We downloaded Quick Time and it works with the downloaded home video.

Cynthia D'Alba said...

No no. I HEARD Herbert! Blasted my speakers. LOL

M. A. Golla said...


Marilyn said...

Cute Herbert. I like to listen to the frogs in the neighbor's pond when I'm walking the dogs. They're a great a cappella chorus.

M. A. Golla said...

He is a little cutie, isn't he? I can't believe he let us get so close and shine a light on him!

Twisted Sister said...

HE's darling! Love the noise, sorta. ;-)

M. A. Golla said...

He hasn't shown up for the last couple of nights, I wonder if he found a goil!