One of the unfortunate realities of "living in the bush" is finding frogs in your toilet. Our last house was an old Queenslander, which was obviously built prior to the invention of indoor toilets. A toilet had been added in the 80s when the house was moved, it must have been a cheap option to put the toilet out on the porch, which was not pleasant on cold nights, a quick dash through the back door and into the loo, brrrr! Anyway, being an outside toilet, with the door frequently left open, it was not surprising to find a frog or two peering up at you when you lifted the lid. My husband didn't mind just weeing on them, however I didn't fancy the idea of sitting down with the frog underneath me and likely to jump up at any time. I ended up fishing them out of the bowl more often than not. I didn't mind the inconvenience because the frogs are so lovely. How could you be angry with such a beautiful creature? Apart from being completely harmless, they also eat the bugs that swarm around our windows in summer.
Our new house in Nanango has an inside toilet (among other luxuries, such as a bath and fly screens on every window!). You would think that would have been the end of the frogs in the toilet, but strangely we also found them in that toilet too! I hate to think where they were coming from, most likely from the spetic tank. Again, my husband was happy to wee on them, so I was left to fish them out and run through the house, out the door and chuck them over the verandah (due to the fly screens, I couldn't just put them out the window). I had to run because frogs tend to wee on you when you pick them up, possibly revenge, but I've read somewhere that this is to counter the acid on our skin. Anyway, if the toilet lid was left up, we would often find them hopping around the bathroom, and then the chase was on. Luckily the frogs seem to have given up on their plot to infiltrate our house and we haven't had any in the toilet for ages.
|A beautiful big green frog that was living in our laundry sink.|
Have you ever found anything strange in your toilet? Do you just love green frogs too?