Wednesday, 16 September 2015


We have a resident Sonoran Desert Toad in our back yard. During the heat of the day he hunkers down in the shade, under the agaves.

And then at night, after the monsoon rains have passed through he comes out to hunt. If we are eating supper on the patio he often comes out to see what we are doing. He is very appreciative when we put the outside lights on as all he has to do is sit and wait for the bugs to be drawn in by the light.

However our backyard buddy has obviously been through at least one battle in his past. His left eye is quite a mess.

Judging by his girth, this is not limiting his ability to hunt and the wound is obviously old. Inevitably, he has become known as Nelson but thankfully he isn't missing an arm as well!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Nelson is a cute toad. Great shots and a neat visitor. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Celeste said...

We grew very fond of him over the time he 'stayed' with us Eileen :)

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