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A sure sign of Spring

  • Posted March 4, 2010 by Sadhya Rippon Viewed 5125 times

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This little guy was heading for the pond in my garden yesterday.

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    • # Brian

      Looks like he is ready to eat some of Ricky's hoverflies:) The first one is a great shot

      2010.03.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mikkal Noptek

      Nice toad. I find this on Wiki :
      Rumors, dating from the 1970s, claimed that groups of "hippies" or teenagers were licking the psychoactive toads to get high. One version of the story has hippies in the hills of California chasing toads through the woods to get high. In another version, the infamous cane toad of Australia was said to be licked or ingested both by aborigines and Australian hippies. Cane toads were introduced to Australia in 1935 and are not a native species. Australian Aboriginals have lived in Australia for at least 60,000 years. Licking toads is not biologically practical. In order for these tryptamines to be orally active the human monoamine oxidase (MAO) system needs to be inhibited.

      2010.03.04 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      what a cute little guy he is!
      I don't know which one is better.. toads or frogs x_x

      2010.03.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      I love frogs - this one is so pretty - did you kiss him - may be Prince?

      2010.03.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      Oh, and don't kiss it - even on the off-chance. Any resulting prince charming is going to sit around all day watching the telly and eating flies.

      2010.03.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      No signs of spring here, so I'll have to enjoy everyone elses ;)) Very cute shots with great color!!

      2010.03.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      What? No pompous, patronizing and long-winded remarks on how to nurture your artistic creation? I am surprised... Seriously though, it's nice to see this friendly sign of spring arriving. It seems quite happy to let you get so close.

      2010.03.03 Edited Reply Cancel