Tuesday, 25 February 2014

One of our 'residents' takes a dip.

We were all sat having dinner last night when suddenly we heard a splash! Not a very loud one, but still loud enough for us all to hear. We guessed something must of  just fallen, or flown, into the pool - a bat maybe? 

So YS went over to take a look and guess who he saw taking a dip in the pool?

A quick dip to cool down perhaps?

Our little resident toad, that's who.

Mr Toad, lives in one of our drains, and comes out most evenings to see what is going on.

 YS followed him round the pool, hoping to rescue him, but this amphibian was having none of it and kept kicking his little legs as fast as he could; great escape and evasion tactics!

Needless to say, after a short while, Mr Toad was tiring quickly and appeared to be struggling to stay afloat in the water. He looked like he was searching for the steps so that he could get out of the pool. Fortunately, DH managed to scoop him up in the swimming pool net and set him back on dry land.

Let's hope he doesn't bring his pals Ratty, Badger and Mole with him next time. 

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