My little buddy

I told family members that all summer long I have been very careful to chase a toad out of the way before doing any yard work involving machines. A few years ago, I had two large toads coexisting in the backyard, and they were easy to spot.  But this year’s toad is tiny.

Finally I was able to get a comparison shot to show how small – and this after a summer of growth!

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As I prepared to remove this dandelion, the toad hopped out from hiding.