July 27-05

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Photo by Ashley Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 06:52 am:

This colorful toad seems to be telling Ashley Byykkonen something quite serious, with just his eyes and expression. Maybe telling her to make sure and photograph his good side! The biggest difference between a frog and a toad is the skin, with a frog having smooth, slimy feeling skin and the toad having warty, dry skin, like this fellow here. With both species abundant here in the Keweenaw and having those characteristic bulging eyes, it's been something that has fascinated me since childhood…watching a frog or a toad blink those beady little eyes!

By Colleen Perkins (Jcperky) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 07:10 am:

G'morning from Nocona Hills, Texas...

By Chuck K (Chuckclarkston) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 07:24 am:

Looks like he is about knee-deep in the grass.

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 07:31 am:

not much of a smiler is it!

By lz (Llamamama) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 07:40 am:

Love the Toad! Makes me think of Mr. Toads Wild Ride!

By Kevin Kidd (Kevink) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 08:48 am:

Those yooper toads are huge!

By jim lu maye (Jimlu) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 10:17 am:

great toad. we must not have a lot around green bay

By Therese Carson (Therese) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 10:20 am:

I have come across toads in the spring when I am turning over the compost heap or digging the vegetable garden. They always look like they got an attitude and dont think much of us humans. But I love them anyway!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 11:02 am:

Mary,thanks for helping me out.I appreciate it. Now if I can only get it to work!

Funny looking little critter. I like the little tree frogs. One used to go sit in the hole of our bird house. He looked so cute!

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 11:47 am:

Seeing if this works..

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 12:17 pm:

I think this toad looks kind of sad. Maybe he wishes he had someone to play with.

By gary mccormack (Garyattexas) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 12:54 pm:

I trying to find out if anyone knows if Faber Mccormack is still in the area. My father Joe McCormack was a cousin if Faber. I know Faber had six kids and was married. My father passed away a few years ago and my mother lost contact. If anyone knows of Faber and his family please e-mail me at Garyattexas @aol.com.

Thank You
Gary McCormack

By John Peasley (Jmpsly) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 02:16 pm:

Is it true if you touch a toad you can get a wart or is it an old wifes tale ?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 02:44 pm:

Hello Fran in Ga. Have been waiting to see you on here. Good going! Next is Alex?
I have held many a Toad never had a wart.Like Frogs better.Toads croak - Frogs knee deep.

By John (Johnmich) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 05:17 pm:

My goodness! Even the toads are copper colored in the Keweenaw.

By r&j (Wegion) on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 08:36 pm:

I hope that nobody will care if I change the subject...I guess I should have written this yesterday, but I was out of my computers reach.

My husband and I were camping at McLain late last week. On Friday evening we were fortunate to witness 5 sail boats sailing east on Lake Superior after the sunset. They were all sailing out of the canal and it was quite a site to see. Does anyone have any idea what that was about?

We were thankful to have the opportunity to visit again...it is always a special time!

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