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Old September 29, 2014   #1
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I pulled this toad out of my pool back in August and let him go in my backyard. About a week ago he showed up in my side garden. He has dug himself a little hole where he hangs out, but he comes and goes.

I took this shot to document our symbiotic relationship.
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Old September 29, 2014   #2
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it looks happy.

We have literally hundreds of Texas Toads this year. The really like digging hole around my tomato plants. It hasn't rained in a month so they dig wherever I water. http://www.herpsoftexas.org/content/texas-toad
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Old September 29, 2014   #3
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Great photo.
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Old September 29, 2014   #4
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I have no idea what kind of toads we have.
I do know we have the Houston toads.
There seems to always one scaring me at night.

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Old October 3, 2014   #5
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Nice shot! Your photo does an excellent job of illustrating how well he can blend into his surroundings.
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I don't think this is the same guy as 2013, but he is liking the cool soil around a Nambe chile plant. I've got tomato volunteers sprouting all over the place from my compost.
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Your garden guardian!
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Tree frog in okra.
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Cool Photo, I've never seen a toad in soil. it looks much bigger than 2-3.5".

"The Texas toad is not a protected species in Texas and can be legally collected with a hunting license."

Who would "collect" such things? What for?
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Tree frog in tomatoes I posted a few years back:
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