Spencer Food Ritual
Spencer is fed outside on the patio in the evening. Several toads have noticed the offerings he leaves and as night time falls the toads emerge from the weeds and hop straight for the food bowl. The evening this photo was shot I repeatedly heard the food bowl scrape across the concrete pavers. I was surprised to find a toad inside the bowl. I guess he had finished the pieces Spencer left outside the bowl and decided to clean up what was left inside. He seemed a little traumatized by the flash on the camera so I didn't try for a better picture. In case you are wondering, yes these are the poisonous to dogs, cane toads, known as sapo here. Our dogs have had encounters with the poison and have learned to largely leave them alone. It appears Spencer feels they are one of the unfortunates and he generously shares food with them.