Do you know how to stop a Toad from Hopping?

@lkbooi (16094)
Malaysia
February 24, 2007 10:35am CST
An old toad used to visit my kitchen area every now and then. It came in for mosquitoes or shelter, I supposed. It's dirty dropping on the kitchen floor annoyed me. I tried to remove the toad with a bloom and dust pan. Normally it's not a problem to get the toad into the dust pan. But, it will hop off before i reach the kitchen doorway. Finally i found out a way to prevent the toad from hopping off the dust pan and it save me time and repeatd effort. So, do you know how i did it, to prevent the toad from hopping off?
1 person likes this
5 responses
@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
24 Feb 07
The best thing to do would just be to find out where the toad is coming in, then block that area off. If it's a fairly small toad, you might be able to trap it under a glass or bowl. Then, slide some paper or cardboard uder the glass or bowl, then carry it outside and release the frog. I do the same thing with bugs and spiders.
2 people like this
• United States
24 Feb 07
Oopa! LOL Frogs and toads are different, I know, but the same technique will work for both!
1 person likes this
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
You are suggesting a good way! But it would seem more less suitable for me, coz i have phobia of those rough skin toads and dare not get close enough and cover it with a glass or bowl. So, i usually use a bloom and dust pan with long handle.
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Thanks for your response :)
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I probably would kill to see a mosquito right now in the middle of winter here, lol. I take it you don't like TOUCHING a toad -hence the broom and dustpan. I guess once I got the toad in the dustpan I would lightly put the broom on top of him til I got out the door. So tell us, did you blow on his neck or feed him a mosquito sandwich to keep him busy for a few minutes? What prevented him from hopping off? You did NOT have frog legs for dinner did you? :)
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Nope, i won't kill or cook a toad. Or else those mosquitos will be having celebration party in my house and my garden :) I just use the dust pan only and no other tools. It's a very simple way in fact :)
1 person likes this
• United States
24 Feb 07
Ok, I'll take another guess then. You rock the dustpan back and forth while you are running to the door so he has to grab on for dear life. Hold it high above your head so he's afraid to jump down so far and be squishing on landing?
1 person likes this
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 07
You almost got it :) If you are rocking the dust pan back & forth, it will help the toad to gain momentum and even easier for it to jump off. I think toad doesn't afraid of height and i dare not raise it up to my head level, that disgust me either. Thanks for 2nd try :D
@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 07
I know how to do that! My dad taught me when i was young. It's was amazing, the toad did not jump away at all! But i havent try it myself.
1 person likes this
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
I'm glad to read your story. Your dad must be a wonderful gay:D. My dad never told any of this but luckyly I managed to discover it myself.
@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
Yeah, he is really a creative and amazing guy. He know a lot of tips and tricks too. I have learned a lot from him :)
1 person likes this
@williamjisir (22887)
• China
27 Mar 08
Hehehehe. I love this topic of the toad, but I do not want to be too serious about it. Well, I think that this toad came in to see what his swan could make for him? Hehe, who is the swan of the house, please? Did the swan let him enjoy a kiss so that he would hop off? You know, a kiss is a very effective way to make him hop off after he got satisfied.
1 person likes this
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 08
Hi dear jisir, I really appreciate your imaginative story and couldn’t help laughing after reading it. I understand the saying about the toad thinking of eating the flesh of the swan. I am afraid that the kiss would make him fascinated and reluctant to leave. If I were to be the beautiful snowy white swan, I think I would rather like to wait for the frog to appear. You know the prince will always to take care of his beloved princess.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 08
Erm... interesting. I have no idea about that as i never experienced something like that before. I don't like to play with animals like a toad. I prefer cats and dogs.
@lkbooi (16094)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 08
Hi dear little Athrun, though a toad looks rather ugly, it is a helpful creature to human. It helps to get rid of many harmful insects like mosquitoes and flies etc. Yeah, most of the kids like to play with cats and dogs as they are playful and energetic not like the clumsy toad.