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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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Smile My TOADS had BABIES!!!!

There are tiny tiny toads EVERYWHERE. They're so beautiful. They're literally everywhere. The lawn is moving. Yeyyyyyyy!!! :love:
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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:44 PM
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LOL Congratulations Aunt Prin!!!! Baby toads are SO SO cute.
You've apparently made your toads very comfortable -- very good very good!
Protect 'em from the birds and the kitties. Take a baby toad picture for me!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:44 PM
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Gross hahahhaha
You must post some pictures of your moving lawn!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:46 PM
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Thanks!!
Pics will be so hard. My lens is dying... I'll try but they'll only be up in a few weeks if they turn out..(no digicam here)...
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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:48 PM
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OMG, I would be so worried about squishing one I wouldn't go in the backyard. I had no idea you could even see them. Neat!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:50 PM
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Beg borrow and steal a camera - you don't want to miss this on film! Once in a life time experience. . . .

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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:00 PM
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Well I took a pic of 2 babies in a measuring cup, next to a dime. I'll have to finish the roll on my doggies and bring it in. I think the 2 together were smaller than the dime... They're so amazingly tiny. They move fast though.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:03 PM
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I would love a pond and some toads, we had one around but it's been missing this year...used to put pans of water out for him sunken in the soil with rocks....if u get pics u have to post them
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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:34 PM
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tee hee....I kept reading on and waiting for someone to say...."there are many unwanted toads in the world - find the mommy and spay her!"

congrats on your new babies! can't wait to see the pictures!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:40 PM
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LOL somehow after all this week, I didn't see that one coming.. They're not asexual are they? I'm so clueless. I'd have to speuter them all!! Frankly I don't think there are enough toads in the world. :love:
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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:57 PM
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ewwwww there ARE enough toads in the world *L* ask me, I know, my yard at this time of the year is a breeding ground of toads and frogs *L* I mow my lawn by pulling my mower backwards behind me because it grosses me out running over them. My daycare loves this time of year, we gather them in buckets and take them for a walk into the swamp across the road for release. Same with the garter snakes, my yard becomes a wiggling mass, the seagulls and crows invade us this time of year.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 04:59 PM
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I was thinking the same thing GWPsRock! I thought for sure tha would be one of the first comments to this thread! hehehe
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Old July 11th, 2005, 05:39 PM
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Those kind of critters give me the heebee jeebies! Gross!!!

I have a p/t job at a garden center(aquatic plants) and when I'm cleaning the greenhouse where all the Water Lilies are EVERYTIME a frog or a toad jumps it scares the crap out of me and I curse!! I don't see them until they jump or if I do accidently see one, it still scares me!!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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ewwwww there ARE enough toads in the world *L* ask me, I know, my yard at this time of the year is a breeding ground of toads and frogs *L* I mow my lawn by pulling my mower backwards behind me because it grosses me out running over them. My daycare loves this time of year, we gather them in buckets and take them for a walk into the swamp across the road for release. Same with the garter snakes, my yard becomes a wiggling mass, the seagulls and crows invade us this time of year.
ummm, where do you live so I can make sure and never be transferred there? I would never go out in the yard. It reminds me of rainy nights and dodging frogs on the road.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 08:06 PM
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I have to say I was curious about this thread, thinking "What??? Prin has pet toads and she's breeding them? Is she a reputable breeder? (Kidding - but it might be worthwhile, who knows, lol). It also for some reason made me think of Harry Potter - given that Harry Mania is the norm these days, at least among the age group I spend much time with, <g> I even have a Harry Potter chair in my office!!

So, are you going to take some baby pix?

And on that other notable topic, any Harry Potter fans here? I have to admit I've read all the books - love them and adore Harry and Hermonine and Prof McG (I mean, anyone who can turn into a cat has GOT to be kewl right?)

Anyway, enjoy the babies and the new families Prin - woiuld love to see the moving lawn. It bet that would make a great book for little (and big) readers of a certain age. Prin Potter and the Dancing Toads.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 08:37 PM
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LOL CK. I 'm a BYB of toads. Literally. .
Hey somebody else took a picture of a baby-- look here, it's a bit blurry, but you get an idea of the size: http://lookoutnow.com/animal/images/sue_nail.jpg
And another: http://www.toteachscience.com/toad.jpg
I think these are the toads we have: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/narcam/idguide/bufoamer.jpg
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Old July 11th, 2005, 08:48 PM
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wow, they are so tiny.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:27 PM
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AWWW they are so cute!! It's hard cutting the grass this time of year, don't want to run over any baby toads!! (I pick them all up, put them in a pail until I'm done, then return them to the same spot )

I hit a frog once, I was so upset I couldn't finish cutting the grass :sad:

At the trailer, my son does frog patrol before I cut the grass, (he scares them all back intoi the water)
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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:18 PM
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Lucky we don't mow then... We're both really allergic to grass so it takes a while for one of us to get up the nerve.

I'll post pics of my toads when I get them developed... (Mine are better)
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Old July 11th, 2005, 11:29 PM
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I think they are awfully cute!! I used to have frogs, toads, newt's and salamanders as a kid... I love them!

When I visit my parents in florida I always catch an anole or a frog when I get a chance.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:25 AM
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We used to have toads jump into the basement window wells and I'd have t ogo on 'rescue missions'.

One year the window well was like lookign at mexican jumping beans. I put a window screen in the well on an angle and helped the babies out. We had like 40-50 that we collected in a wash tub and safley put into the garden.. I have a pic somewhere.. it's fun.

I'm sad.. I haven't seen a toad here in years..
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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:21 AM
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What is this thing you call a toad? And, for that matter, what is this thing you call a "LAWN" ????

(I've been in the desert too long.... )
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Old July 12th, 2005, 07:11 AM
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ummm, where do you live so I can make sure and never be transferred there? I would never go out in the yard. It reminds me of rainy nights and dodging frogs on the road.
*L* I'm in Eastern Ontario, Cornwall to be exact, where I live there is a swamp behind me and across the highway from me, beavers and snapping turtles or nothing new to our yard, and the frog invested roads gross me out big time too....if only you could drive with your eyes closed and the music up loud!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 07:28 AM
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*L* I'm in Eastern Ontario, Cornwall to be exact, where I live there is a swamp behind me and across the highway from me, beavers and snapping turtles or nothing new to our yard, and the frog invested roads gross me out big time too....if only you could drive with your eyes closed and the music up loud!
Small world. My husband works for the mill in Cornwall. We used to live in Glen Robertson just outside of Alexandria. I'm afraid I have to admit that I do close my eyes if I think I'm going to squish one on a backroad.
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Sorry to go off topic......but can someone please tell me what *L* means ??
I thought it was "loser" and took cover, as I thought there was going to be a big fight!! .
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Sorry to go off topic......but can someone please tell me what *L* means ??
I thought it was "loser" and took cover, as I thought there was going to be a big fight!! .
I assumed it was the top of a face... like nose and squinty eyes! LOL... am I wrong?????
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Old July 12th, 2005, 07:21 PM
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It's two eyes and a nose, that's all I know...

Ya, hijack away, I'm not sensitive. My story's done till my pics are developed...
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Old July 12th, 2005, 08:17 PM
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Sorry to go off topic......but can someone please tell me what *L* means ??
I thought it was "loser" and took cover, as I thought there was going to be a big fight!! .
I thought it was a hybrid of 'laugh' so you have :

*L* (laugh)
LOL (laugh out loud)
ROFL (Rolling on the Floor in laughter)
ROFLMAO (Rolling on the Flooring laughing my a$$ off)
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Old July 12th, 2005, 11:30 PM
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I thought it was a variation of these type of thingies:

>L< and ^L^ and there's a wink one too... -L* or something...

where the lines are eye expressions...?
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Old July 13th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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Small world. My husband works for the mill in Cornwall. We used to live in Glen Robertson just outside of Alexandria. I'm afraid I have to admit that I do close my eyes if I think I'm going to squish one on a backroad.
If you mean the mill Domtar, I'm not that far from it, we have/had many relatives in the Alexandria area, it sure is a small world *S* (*S* is a smile)
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