A Rusty Reddish Looking Toad…….
Yep….that’s what the boys found. They came running into the house to show me the frog. I have never seen a frog that color before. It was really pretty cool!!!
The boys are aloud to bring me toads and frogs to peruse and maybe even touch. Other bugs of the 8 legged variety are not permitted in the house.
My daughter kept saying the toad/frog couldn’t be red…It must be the Virginia Red Clay. Well, I don’t know about that because I licked my finger and rubbed the toady/frogs back. I even rubbed his belly……I actually did this a couple of times.
Yes, I know gross!!
That’s what my kids thought also. But the color didn’t rub off, so it can’t be the clay.
It really is a cute little thing….I would have loved to set up another tank and aloud the kids to keep him, but we decided he would be much happier in the “real world.” That and he pooed on both Charlie and I.
Have you ever seen this guy? If so, his full name would be appreciated. There is no reward being offered for any evidence or tips on the trespasser, but we would like to watch out for him.
If you click on the above thumbnails, you may see a bigger picture. I would open in a new tab…but I like tabs…:-)
My daughter and son like this quote…..”All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. Thus, toads do not exist.” Angela of Eragon (the book, not the movie).
EDITED for the answer:
We discovered what our little red friend is…..He is an Eastern American Toad.
The Mystery is solved!! Here is another helpful link if you are interested in toads.