I was in the garden earlier today having a look at my pond, the bug hotel and finally that little wildlife den I'd made a few weeks back when I noticed something move nearby. As I moved in for a closer look I quickly realised it was a toad and so carefully picked it up and shouted in to my girls to get the camera.
We each spent a couple of minutes holding the toad, I took a couple of photos and then I placed it carefully back down in the area I'd found it. I'm assuming that this toad is from the tadpoles I had couple of years ago and it has now reached maturity.
Both my girls had never seen a toad before so holding it was a first for them both. My youngest was slightly apprehensive holding it hence the slightly blurry second photo.