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Jeez, I feel horrible....
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BOSS    Posted 08-21-2004 at 08:24:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have this HUGE toad that lives on our porch, and everynight he comes out and eats all the bugs around on the porch. This guy is as big as a softball! he is so big, he seems to have a personality. Even the dogs run over to see him, they smell him, kinda like greeting him and then they go about their business. Well last night I was weedwhacking around the house and he was hiding in some tall grass and I whacked him!!! I cut his leg and it was bleeding. I picked him up and looked at it and it only seemed to be a cut, he was still using the leg but it was bleeding. I felt horrible about it. He is like one of our pets. Anybody have any experience with toads or frogs? are they tough? can he handle a cut on his leg? or will he go off and die? I threw him under the deck to recouperate, so I hope to see him in a few days. My wife wanted to know if I stomped on him to put him out of his misery. Kinda shows how big her heart is, huh?


Taylor Lambert    Posted 08-22-2004 at 18:42:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Im a Toadaphobic lol Im terrified of frogs and lizards but I do respect them. I was moving some 20 foot sticks of 2x2 angle iron in the shop with the forklift and bang pinched a toads front leg off. That was 3 weeks ago hes still tri podding around the shop. I almost broke my neck avoiding stepping on him last night.


mojo    Posted 08-21-2004 at 16:38:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd vote for superglue if the cut was deep enough, if not too deep just treat with antibiotic.


Patria    Posted 08-21-2004 at 12:53:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a couple of toads around the orchids nursery but know nothing about how to care for them..
Hope to read an update on yours soon.:-)


Burrhead    Posted 08-21-2004 at 10:38:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whewee I'm glad ye did'nt get carried away in a moment of weakness and kiss that frog. It looks odd when there's a one legged prince hobbling around on the porch.


deadcarp    Posted 08-21-2004 at 09:33:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah that's always rough. Worst thing i remember was cutting alfalfa across the road in the 50s. Invariably, there'd be a nest of prairie chickens in there, and we wouldn't see the chicks til the mower made the next round. As i recall, regardless of our attempts to save some, not many ever made it. Native prairie chickens went extinct since.


JB    Posted 08-21-2004 at 09:31:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
OMG! Got a toad abuser in our midst!!! I hate when that happens~! Once, when I was a little kid, I tried to clap an apple crate over a pretty wild kitten, missed and it caught him in the back, and my dad had to put him out of his misery. Know exactly how you feel!

Also, my brother picked up a big desert turtle that'd been run over (his kids insisted, tho he wasn't the one did the dirty deed) and he took it home, telling them it'd die. He carefully fitted the broken shell back together (it was in several pieces) and glued it with super glue. Then he wrapped it with yards and yards of cheese cloth, cut into strips.

When the kids went out the next morning, the yard was covered with strands of cloth, and they followed the trail to "Poor Baby", and he was just fine. Twenty-odd years later, when they left that area, Poor Baby was still alive and well, and they let him stay with the house, as the new owners were so taken with him, and my bro's family would be in an apartment for at least a year.

Wild things are often times resilient, if we just back off and give them a chance.


~Lenore    Posted 08-21-2004 at 09:16:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe a little triple antibiotic cream would have helped? Hope your toad makes it.


Clod    Posted 08-21-2004 at 10:14:07       [Reply]  [No Email]

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