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Toads

Postby UrbanHermit » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:44 pm

I have two GWR goods brake vans in my railway room down in the cellar, but three toads...





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This little bugger has taken up residence in the corner by the door. It's not doing me any harm, so I leave it alone.
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Re: Toads

Postby Stainsacre » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:59 pm

He obviously thinks he’s in the croakroom

So glad that you toad us this story

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Re: Toads

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:09 pm

Old persons tales ....
It must be going to be a hard winter !!

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Re: Toads

Postby Peterm » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:47 am

Put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer or you'll have loads of them running/hopping around.
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Re: Toads

Postby UrbanHermit » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:29 am

Er no, I don't think so. They're not like mice. It's not going to breed down there. Toads are amphibians: they have to go to water to lay their eggs, which they do once a year in the spring. As it happens, a year or two ago a pair of them spent several hours coupled together about a foot outside the cellar door (which is at the bottom of an outside stairwell), and no, there was no subsequent plague of tiny toads.

I don't know what it finds to eat down there (unless it goes outside to find its nosh), but whatever it is it's less welcome in my cellar than the toad is.
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Re: Toads

Postby Ironduke » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:47 am

Peterm wrote:Put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer or you'll have loads of them running/hopping around.


I don't think it's a cane toad, Peter :D
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Re: Toads

Postby Chops » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:22 am

The Forum has gone into Toad Mode. Otherwise, adorable. Name?
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Re: Toads

Postby Flashbang » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:32 am

Are you sure its not a live Frog? :D
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Re: Toads

Postby UrbanHermit » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:46 am

Good point...
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Re: Toads

Postby Byegad » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:07 am

Whatever you do, don't lend him the car to take Ratty and Badger out for the day!
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Re: Toads

Postby End2end » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:21 pm

When I saw the title of this thread I honestly thought it was going to be about brake vans. :lol:
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Re: Toads

Postby UrbanHermit » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:03 am

Just my little joke...
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