NOTE: This post contains disturbing/gross photos.
Obviously when talking about Halloween-ish animals you will eventually come across the humble toad. Ah, toads; they were one of my favorite things to catch as a small child, especially the little ones that would squeak angrily if you picked them up. I’m pretty sure there’s a picture of me somewhere covered in dirt while holding like seven toads with one on each shoulder. I’ll have to dig that up and put it on the blog.
…Anyway, where was I? Right, a post on toads. Well, I was looking up what sort of toad-related topic I could discuss and was drawing a blank until I heard about a certain fly named Lucilia bufonivora.
Let me apologize in advance to all the toads I ever harassed as a kid, and in fact to every toad ever, because damn, you guys don’t deserve this.