Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 139: Camouflage

I had some company while working in a friend's garden over the weekend. Kind of cute, isn't he? This is a common garden toad, beneficial to gardens as they eat undesirable insects.









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18 comments:

pixiedusk said...

Amazing creature! I didnt see him right up in the first photo! So cool! #WW

colleen said...

Yeah, scarecrows don't scare them off and I saw one in my garden recently too. I like the camouflage.

Margaret Almon said...

Wow, he is really attuned to his surroundings!

StarTraci said...

Nature is an amazing thing, isn't it? Very cool!
Happy WW!
:-)
Traci

Heather said...

Pixiedusk: When I was working in the garden, I thought I saw a blur of movement, but didn't see anything. It wasn't until he moved again that I spotted him. He definitely blends in!

Colleen: That's okay, we don't want to scare him off, seeing as how he takes care of undesirable insects. ;)

Heather said...

Magaret: Isn't he? If he hadn't moved, I probably never would have seen him. There are days I wish I could blend into my surroundings, LOL.

StarTraci: It is indeed! ☺

Karen and Gerard said...

Aw, what a cute little guy he is! Makes gardening a bit more fun when you find something like this!

Heather said...

Karen & Gerard: Isn't he cute? Much prefr frogs and toads to other reptiles one might encounter in a garden.

maryaustria said...

It´s a pretty one. Had to look twice to see him right! :)

Heather said...

MaryAustria: He blends in well, doesn't he? *G*

Kristin Aquariann said...

Cute company! I've seen frogs in my rock garden, but they hop away before I can get my camera out.

Heather said...

Kristin: LOL, I know that feeling. Luckily, I had my camera hanging on the garden fence, and this common toad was rather sedate. Thanks for visiting! ☺

Alice Audrey said...

Great shots! He really blends in. I'm not sure if I'd be more happy to see one in my yard, or unhappy that there was enough of the bad insects around to interest him.

Heather said...

Alice: I say better a toad in the garden than a snake any day. ☺

Alice Audrey said...

But the snakes follow the toads. "Dinner", you know.

Heather said...

Nuh-uh -- if the snakes want to be useful they can help the hawks control the bunny population.

Jana said...

He IS kinda cute. :-D

Heather said...

Jana: I know, right? :-D