I saw this unfortunate fellow the other day on the dirt road that runs near the pond behind the house. I'm sure we'll be seeing this a lot more in the next months as les crapauds (toads) come out of hibernation and begin mating. I've already heard some croaking around the pond in the mornings. They tend to quiet down when Callie and I walk close.
Frog went a-courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh. Splat.
Inevitably, some of the toads will be on the road at the wrong time and get flattened. Poor things. When alive, they're good for the garden as they eat insects, slugs, and snails.
Living outside of Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher since 2003. You'll find here pictures and descriptions of our daily life in rural France, some travels, and other stuff about me, my husband Ken, our dog Callie, and our cat Bertie.
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