A toadally cool story...
So a couple weeks ago I dumped out my beardie’s lay box sand in the rock garden near my front door. It was undisturbed for the most part until I set up a little plastic skeleton decoration. The next morning I saw a small impression in the sand but didn’t think anything of it.
2 nights later there was another, and the night after that there was a hole!
I figured we must have gophers and was going to fill the hole in when I got home later that evening. But surprise!
I found the culprit!
This little toad must have decided the sand made a nice burrow. And I suppose Mr. Skellington makes for a nice, quiet room mate!
The little toad showed up every night for an entire week. Guarding the rock garden and eating buggos. Recently it hasn’t been around at night and I was feeling a little down. I went outside this afternoon to take a picture of the burrow to show some friends and found it filled in. I wasn’t sure if it was one of the maintenance workers who filled the hole in, but as I was looking at the picture on my phone, I noticed something at the top.
My little toad friend! It’s been getting hot again, in the upper 90s to 100s during the day and 80s at night. Looks like it abandoned the dry sand and found a cool, damp spot under the wall. I got a little cup from my kitchen, filled it up with water, some small rocks and a little dirt and buried it in the sand nearby so hopefully that helps a little.
My neighbors probably think I’m nuts because they all spray chemicals to keep bugs and lizards away and here I am with hoards of geckos crowding around my porch lights at night and little toads keeping my Halloween decorations company.