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Help - toad screaming in the sofa! AIBU to call DH to come home?

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Aquablu · 12/06/2017 11:53

I know this sounds dramatic, but AIBU? I have a phobia of frogs and toads. I can and have dealt with the odd stray mouse but amphibians - no.

On Friday, I was on the house in my own and I heard what I thought was the kitchen back door creaking on its hinges, but it was a weird noise. I went in there, only to find a massive toad in the middle of the floor. I just froze - I can't even bring myself to look the things! It was making this unearthly squeaking noise and the cat seemed scared of it.

I was late for a wax appt, so I just went and shut it in the kitchen, leaving the back door open and put the cat in the front part of the house so he couldn't get to it.

I also thought I heard a kind of croaking like an echo coming from the living room, but I had to go.

When I came back the thing had gone thank god. There is nowhere it can hide in the kitchen. The dishwasher and cupboards were shut, so it must have hopped outside. DD's Nintendo DS sometimes makes weird noises, so I thought the other noise in the living room must have been that vibrating or some kind of alarm.

We've been away for the weekend, but today, to my horror, there is the same screaming sound coming from the sofa in the living room! There must be a toad in there that was calling to the one on Friday in the way they do across ponds. I can't bring myself to pull the cushions off in case it jumps! It could have been lying flat for god knows how long.

AIBU to call DH to come back from work asap to get the toad out? He's meant to be going to the airport at 4pm, then he's away until Fri. I can't live like this until then! AIBU or is that too ridiculous? I can't ask the neighbours.

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CryingMessFFS · 12/06/2017 13:51

Toad secured made me laugh!

thereallochnessmonster · 12/06/2017 13:52

Where was it hiding, OP?

user1496484020 · 12/06/2017 13:53


Aquablu · 12/06/2017 13:54

Thankyou Sarah and everyone else.

He's gone out and left the door open. I presume he's got the toad? I'm in pj shorts so can't follow or see where he's gone Confused

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Noteventhebestdrummer · 12/06/2017 13:54

We toad you it would be ok Smile

MadisonAvenue · 12/06/2017 13:55

I think he's a keeper OP.

Your fabulous husband that is, not the toad.

Morphene · 12/06/2017 13:57

nice one! But we do need to know where it actually was....

SirVixofVixHall · 12/06/2017 13:57

Is the toad alright and not injured? #teamtoad

fruitbats · 12/06/2017 13:59

Pmsl at everyone asking about the floor and furnishings Grin 😂

I'm glad DH has got it out. We keep finding frogs in our house. Think they were getting in through the toilet Shock

Brittbugs80 · 12/06/2017 14:01

'm glad DH has got it out. We keep finding frogs in our house. Think they were getting in through the toilet

No, just no. Confused can they do that?!

SirVixofVixHall · 12/06/2017 14:01

See how beautiful they are- spotty tummies!

Help - toad screaming in the sofa! AIBU to call DH to come home?
BitOutOfPractice · 12/06/2017 14:03

SirVix I'm sure the OP and other with a toad phobia will not thank you for posting a picture of one Shock

Mylittlestsunshine · 12/06/2017 14:03

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Aquablu · 12/06/2017 14:04

He's back. He went round the corner and down the back alley to put it through the fence to the OAP garden where there is a pond. There was a bit of blood on one of its back legs but he watched it crawl and it was OK. He trapped it in a box with a magazine.

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kaytee87 · 12/06/2017 14:05

Glad it's ok. Where was it trapped then? X

Aquablu · 12/06/2017 14:05

It was clinging onto the foot of the sofa in the far corner. He says it was a small one and brown.

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kaytee87 · 12/06/2017 14:05

Sorry, no need for the 'x' there Grin

RichardSimmons · 12/06/2017 14:08

Thanks for the update, Op. Glad it all worked out. I don't have a toad phobia but I don't like animals free in my house. I would have done exactly what you did!

SirVixofVixHall · 12/06/2017 14:09

Maybe the foot of the sofa went over its foot? Or the cat could have bitten it? Hopefully it will heal.

SirVixofVixHall · 12/06/2017 14:10

They don't live in ponds, they only go into the pond in breeding season, but hopefully it will find its way back to it normal home.

Aquablu · 12/06/2017 14:11

DH has even cleaned up some black stuff he thought was poo. Days like this are when I remember why my I married him.
He's going to Germany now, so thank god this didn't happen tomorrow.
Thankyou everyone Flowers

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fruitbats · 12/06/2017 14:11

Britt Yes they can. During last summer we found 5 in the house (not all at the same time) mainly upstairs. One was in the toilet bowl. At the start of this spring, we saw another in the toilet bowl so have been keeping the lid down. Touch wood - none since. I'm hoping that as they can no longer see daylight from the bowl, they go back to where they're coming from.

Morphene · 12/06/2017 14:11

awww...poor little thing - and poor you too! Hopefully you will be two rather happier souls now!

BigDamnHero · 12/06/2017 14:12

Glad your DH got it for you. Hopefully, the poor little guy isn't too badly hurt.

Aquablu · 12/06/2017 14:13

He said it shuffled into a shrub. Hope it survives. Stupid cat hasn't moved for the duration.

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