We learned about amphibians and reptiles about a month ago, and at that point, I was thinking, "Yeah, right. This is drought-raged Texas. When am I going to be able to be at a place where we can actually have a real live toad to observe."
Well, God works in mysterious ways, and a couple of weeks ago, we had some massive rain storms, and lo and behold, I was stepping out of the RV one night, and who should be sitting just right at the steps, but Toady.
I mean, seriously. It was like someone had placed him there for us. "See his eardrums, Jaxon? See his bumpy skin? See his eyes and webbed feet?" LOL
I quickly went and got a bottle to "catch" him in, and found some little roly bugs for his dinner.
We put him up in our old terrarium for a few days while we "studied" and observed him, and he didn't seem too worse for the wear when we finally released him, about 4 days later, after another rain shower.
I was glad we could release him back into some water/puddle as I did not want to keep him out of his natural surroundings longer than was necessary. You had fun watching him swim back and forth in the puddle before he finally hopped off into the sunset. :)