The other morning after a heavy downpour I didn't see it, but I certainly heard a toad in the damp undergrowth.
The photo above was taken back in July when I inadvertently disturbed this rather grumpy looking warty one, which was nestling right in the middle of the Giant Scabious which I was giving a cutback.
I can't help but think its skin reminds me of a well-toasted pitta bread!
Toads spend much of the year on dry land, so I hope it managed to find another safe place to shelter in the garden, with a rich foodsource, ie slugs, insects and worms.
Did you see the tumbling Venezuelan Pebble Toad on the BBC programme Life. Click here if you didn't, but we warned the clip also contains a toad-eating tarantula!
It's amazing, and really quite amusing, and remarkably no toad was hurt in the making of the film!