Thursday, August 30, 2007

keep it down

For the past few nights, a whistling toad has parked itself right outside our window causing such a ruckus along with its friends, that it's enough to wake the dead from their peaceful slumber. Having the a/c on does not at all help in drowning out its high pitched 'whistles'. Obviously, this has affected our sleep. I have half a mind to get out there with a flashlight, find it & then 'mist' it with Baygon. But that would be too cruel. Have you seen these things? They are awfully cute, with their doe eyed look & their minute size. Forget their size & adorable factor, they are encroaching on my territory, right? Well, maybe not. They're just doing what they're programmed to do & it's not fair to 'eliminate' them, for we humans are the ones that have encroached upon their territory, right? For now I am stuck. I wish there was something I could do to relocate it. They say placing human hair around bulbs or prized plants keeps squirrels away. I wish there was a similar easy remedy like that for the tiny toads. Guess I'll have to wait until the cooler weather sets in for these little noisemakers to take the night off!

3 comments:

Beefheadboy said...

I get the same problem, I get one right outside my window pretty much every night . It's routine now to go out about 11pm and find it. You have to be careful as they go quiet if they hear noise. I'm quite the froghunter now. Once you find them, you don't have to kill them. Just launch them over the nearest bush or hedge and return for a nights peaceful sleep.

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

Eww Beefheadboy...Like I'm even going to begin to touch frogs!
So you're finally here in Bda? When did you arrive & how are you liking it ?

5th.gen.onion said...

After many years you don't even hear them, unless someone mentions them, or if one gets in your room. Crickets I think are louder, and definitely harder to catch