Thursday, September 13, 2012

WTH?

Tonight my husband called me out to the garage. He had been hearing noises and thought a storm was moving in, but it turned out that he just forgot to close the garage bay door. When he walked into the garage and turned on the light, this is what he found:


There is no way that toad under my car took that dump and left behind that huge puddle of piss. So, apparently, a coyote got in and mistook our garage floor for a toilet. Then the toad saw the pee puddle and flopped on in to take a swim. Earlier this week I caught a desert rat shredding the garage door insulation to make a nest. This place is weird.

10 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Well, its different I will give you that! Yikes , and adventure a day!

Paint Girl said...

Weird would be an understatement!! There are a lot of critters in AZ!! I always thought I would want to move there after going to Scottsdale for 3 yrs, but now I don't think that will ever happen!! I think I will stick with the rain and mud. Forget the snakes, scorpions and creatures coming in and out of your house!! LOL!!
I haven't had any creatures in my house since we lost one of our outdoor cats who loved to torment me with frogs, shrews and crickets. My last remaining outdoor cat brings them home.... dead. But she does not come in the house. Thank goodness! (Except she brings snakes home alive, apparently she likes them alive for the slithering movement!)

Christine said...

Eheheh, unusual indeed!

Jeni said...

Yah no thank you on the critters!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Paint Girl - If you live in a highly populated city like Phoenix or Tempe or even parts of Scottsdale, you don't run into all the critters. Once things start getting paved over, they go away. But I know with horses, you would need to live in a more rural area. I get the brunt of it because I chose to live right across from a land preserve, which is a haven for wildlife, and when the critters need to seek out water or warmth or shade, they go to the nearest house.

Mikey said...

Oh I am dying laughing!!! Dying!!
Yes, that toad did leave that poop and pee. I have watched them do it. I'm almost ashamed to admit that, but when I first saw those poops on my porch, I wondered who in the world did THAT (my dogs DO NOT poop on the porch). So I sat out one night, and sure enough, it was those toads. They poop bigger than my little dogs and pee huge amounts.
Ahhh, ain't it great out here? *grin*
Also, that is a venomous toad, known as a Colorado River toad, or Sonoran Desert toad. Check them out on Wikipedia and DON'T let your dogs near them.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Mikey - You have got to be kidding! A toad took a dump right in front of you and it looked like that?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ewww! lol! That IS weird!


~Lisa

Mikey said...

Lol, I swear to you, that is the toad's poop. Yes, I have watched one poop right in front of me. And pee too. It's frickin HUGE! I promise you, the toad in your picture left that mess behind. I know, I didn't believe it either, until I saw it happen with my own eyes, lol. And I had to watch, just had to. So gross, lol.
I hate the mess they leave on my porch. In fact, I almost stepped in toad poop on my back door mat this morning. You can tell it's theirs because it's full of bugs and beetles. I'm forever cleaning my porches. I have yet to figure out how to keep them off the porch.

achieve1dream said...

I was about to say (but Mikey beat me to it) that is toad poop and pee. I haven't ever seen a toad that size, but even the small toads leave huge poop piles compared to their size LOL!