I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend with lots of sunshine.
I have to tell you a story about an animal I met.
Henri, the toad.
Okay, I admit, none of these toads is Henri but he looks pretty familiar. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the real Henri. But maybe I will meet him again someday.
I know that Henri is a boy because he had something like this:
I have no idea what the English word for this is but in German it is "Schallblase" and the male toads use it to seduce the girls. Pretty smart these toads.
I guess you all know that I love animals and that I think that animals are fascinating.
Did you know that the female toad carries the male toad on her back on their way to the water? Another fascinating fact. It looks like this.
Okay, I want to tell you about the rescue.
I was driving my car when suddenly I saw a toad on the other side of the road. I did not expect this but I immediately stopped my car because I knew that the toad would not survive very long on the road.
When I jumped out of the car and started running towards the toad I saw a car coming on the other side of the road. The car was too fast and I was too far away so all I could do was hope.
The stupid driver did not even slow down but fortunately he did not drive over the poor toad.
I was relieved for a second but then I saw 5 other cars coming and I knew I had to do something.
I was still a couple of meters away from the toad so I ran on the street and started to wave my hands. I am sure I must have looked like a really crazy person but I couldn't care less because it worked.
The cars stopped and I was able to pick up the toad from the street and carry him to a safe place.
All's well that ends well.
Have a wonderful Saturday!