Friday, June 8, 2012

Unexpected Guest

Yesterday I had Gabriela pot a couple of ferns for me to set onto plant stands beside our fireplace.
I had discovered a bag of potting soil that was left on the patio after its last use.
Later, I checked to make sure that she had sufficiently covered the roots and moistened the soil.
I was a bit startled when the soil moved!

I almost felt guilty disturbing the new tenant.

But he had to go.

Gabriela had a little difficulty taking him outside. She kept getting "sprinkled", so she dropped him a couple of times, which piqued Rhodes's curiosity.
I quickly cleaned up the drops, but apparently Rhodes could still detect some of it, as he was sniffing around the area.

Toads and frogs have a reputation for urinating on anyone who picks one up; but I wonder if this isn't just a defense mechanism.

Our Wonderful Creator has made so many interesting creatures. I'm glad that we had an out-of-the-ordinary encounter with one yesterday.
We were wishing that we could find a more appropriate habitat for this one, but we were already late leaving the house for a track meet.
Perhaps we'll meet again under more convenient circumstances.


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  2. I am so pleased that this story encouraged you!