Since so many of you were fascinated last week by the photo of the toads we have here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we thought we’d share a quick video of one hanging out at the house. We don’t mind them inside, to a degree, since they help keep the bug count down. But, we have to draw the line when they start making homes behind the refrigerator or in our towel drawer (which they have done more than once).
This particular toad is medium sized and, depending on the day, you might see Kat or Scott shooing them out the door of the house or office. But generally not until they’ve had at least a bit of a snack.
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Carol saysDecember 19, 2021 at 2:47 pm
John saysDecember 19, 2021 at 3:13 pm
I thought for sure the insect on the wall was toast.
Kat Blais saysDecember 19, 2021 at 3:40 pm
me too when i watched it back 🙂
Sandy Crile saysDecember 19, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Now, THAT toad needs to be retired or taught how to hunt…that nice juicy bug was just waiting for Mr. Toad, and he just wandered off! Ha!
Debbie Sides saysDecember 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Awe hi little buddy!💚🐸
Jillyp saysDecember 19, 2021 at 7:50 pm
How strange s/he didn’t catch the bug on the wall. Do they need to move for Mr/s Toad to see/sense them or did they just want a better camera angle ha! 🐸🐸croak!
Kat Blais saysDecember 20, 2021 at 7:37 am
i think he preferred the bug that was in front of him on the floor. 🙂
Jillyp saysDecember 20, 2021 at 9:16 am
😂 must have been extra big ❤️
I found this about frogs… perhaps toad sight is the same:
“The answer is that the frog doesn’t recognize immobile flies as potential snacks. A frog’s visual system is specifically adapted to seeing little things that are moving across its field of vision – and not things that are sitting still. Given how erratically flies move, it’s not surprising that the frog’s eating reflexes are very highly tuned to one particular kind of motion. But that high degree of specialization has left the frog with no system for recognizing munchies that are easy for us to see – like a fly sitting on the ground.”
Very interesting ❤️
(sorry if you get this twice, I lost the first message I wrote!)
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