The Bag Lady spent most of her day yesterday outside, working in her yard. She finally got around to tackling the weeds and grass that had been invading her flowerbed. The Rancher pitched in, too, and did some digging for her.
He mowed the lawn, too. The Bag Lady went around the yard, picking up the dog's toys that were scattered all over the lawn so he would have clear mowing. When she got to the back of the house, she decided to move some big rocks in order to make it easier to mow.
She picked up a fairly large rock and it almost slipped out of her grasp. She managed to recover and not drop it, which was a good thing, because this little guy was hiding underneath it!
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The Bag Lady picked him up and took him around to the front of the house where the Rancher was setting to the task of moving a very large water barrel that the Bag Lady decided would work better elsewhere.
She showed him to the Rancher, then took him back to the area where she found him, just in case he had a family close by!
The Rancher hollered at her a few minutes later to come back. He had succeeded in moving the barrel, and said "Look, here's his grand-daddy!"
The first one was a dull greenish colour, but for some reason, this one is red! He is also quite a bit larger than the first, as you can see in this picture.
The Bag Lady picked him up and carried him to the back yard and set him free with the other guy. When the Rancher got around to mowing the back yard, he later told the Bag Lady that he had spied the big guy making his way across the yard! Must have been looking for a new toadstool to hide under!
Oh, and in case you ever wondered, toads' urine is cold. The Bag Lady knows this because BOTH of these toads peed on her hand! She was wearing gloves, but they have mesh in between the fingers, and she felt it immediately!
And yes, she washed her gloves AND her hands..... more than once!