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Please!!! Help For A Toad

Posting this in the General as well for any advice.

This afternoon I was emptying a huge box of stagnant water, full of all manner of rubbish and decomposing leaves, but mostly stinky, stagant water. It has to be moved from where it is, can't stay, and must be emptied in the next day or two. Anyway. Out of the mirk hops a toad (could be a frog) and I've got nowhere to put it, and quite frankly don't know what to do with it. I stopped emptying the box and put it back in pro tem, but need advice as to what the heckle to do with it.

Posted at 16th Mar 2009 - 03:19PM   Posted by Celtic Heart   Please!!! Help For A Toad Comments: 8

Exmoorjane's Avatar Eeek, not any kind of expert here but surely it would just find itself a new home? ..must have come from somewhere roundabouts. Is there anywhere damp and soggy you could deposit him/her?

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 16th Mar 2009 at 03:45PM

KittyB's Avatar We've unearthed a few from under logs or paving slabs, they just hop away and find a new home. I wouldn't worry too much - wild animals are good at finding what they need. I think. Neutral

Posted by: KittyB on 16th Mar 2009 at 03:47PM

My biggest worry here is that if I let it go one (or more) of my wildlife unfriendly neighbours might dispatch it, rather than see it as a friend. You have to understand here that I am surrounded by the 'kill everything in the garden with chemicals' brigade here. It makes my 'organic' and 'wildlife friendly' way of life very difficult.

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 16th Mar 2009 at 03:48PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Could you find a corner of your garden to make up a dark damp spot for the frog/toad . . . it will need some sort of protection in case the weather turns cold again.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 16th Mar 2009 at 03:52PM

Faith's Avatar If you've got an old terracotta pot you could put it under that - prop it up a bit or smash a 'doorway' in the side. It'll be fine CH, don't worry!

Posted by: Faith on 16th Mar 2009 at 04:35PM

Cait's Avatar I wouldn't worry, I don't think toads need water as much as frogs not that I am an expert. And I think he would soon find his way to water/new abode if he wanted. They are a gardener's friend, I have one and we have toad spawn in the field (frog spawn in the wet pondy area) and toad spawn on the grass.

Posted by: Cait on 16th Mar 2009 at 04:48PM

Grouse's Avatar If he jumped he is a frog, if he crawled, a toad. Neither need water, just a damp dark plce to hide, so a bunch of logs or a plantpot as suggested and he will find his own solutions.......

Posted by: Grouse on 16th Mar 2009 at 08:42PM

toad rescue
have put the name of a rescue website where you might find help, on the GENERAL DISCUSSION thread you left

Posted by: Pinkfairygran on 17th Mar 2009 at 11:00AM

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