Do you look out for frogs, toads etc. when mowing the lawn?

Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

RushKing
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,242
Location: Minnesota, United States

06 Sep 2011, 1:38 pm

Am I the only person who does this?



Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Gender: Male
Posts: 39,675
Location: Stendec

06 Sep 2011, 2:06 pm

Likely not ... I know some who won't even run their sprinklers if it means getting an anthill wet.

Q: What do you get when you run over a bird with your lawn-mower?

A: Shredded Tweet!


_________________
You don't have to be popular to be a good person, but...
You almost always have to be a good person to be popular!


Jory
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 2 Jun 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,518
Location: Tornado Alley

06 Sep 2011, 2:15 pm

I won't constantly be on the lookout, but if I see one, I'll avoid running over it.

Except that one anti-Semitic frog who always made really offensive jokes about Jews every time I mowed the lawn. That guy had it coming.



SammichEater
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Mar 2011
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,903

06 Sep 2011, 2:52 pm

I've never seen a frog while I'm mowing the yard.


_________________
Remember, all atrocities begin in a sensible place.


ShenLong
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,277
Location: With Murphy Freestylin' and Ricky Easy

06 Sep 2011, 3:13 pm

I've attacked people for killing insects and I put frogs, toads, millipedes, and snakes into the grass when they get trapped(or refuse to leave) the road.



the_curmudge
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Aug 2010
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Posts: 612
Location: Florida

06 Sep 2011, 5:02 pm

Sure, I shoo creatures out of the way of yard equipment, and capture and return them to the outdoors if they make their way into the house.



curlyfry
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 13 Jun 2010
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,503
Location: Latitude : 45.373. Longitude : -84.955

06 Sep 2011, 5:11 pm

I have fruit flies hanging around my sink that I know I will have to kill but I can't bring myself to do it.



Simonono
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Oct 2010
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,299

06 Sep 2011, 5:15 pm

You've given me something to think about.

Anyways, I don't mow the lawn, but if I ever get my own house one day, I shall look out for frogs, toads and other animals.



GammaGeek
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 May 2010
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 532
Location: Mars

06 Sep 2011, 6:23 pm

I don't mow the lawn, but once I yelled at a guy for almost weed whacking a snake.

Funny you bring up frogs. I found a toad yesterday on the road and carried her around for an hour. Her name is Regina Simmons and she's pretty shy, but we got along. Anyway, we talked about sunsets and listened to some Whitesnake and then I left her by a shrub because my mom refused to allow her in the house.


_________________
I'm not mad, just terribly hurt.


Erisad
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 5 Jul 2010
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Posts: 13,062
Location: United States

06 Sep 2011, 6:23 pm

This is why I won't mow the lawn, even though we haven't seen a frog or toad on that lawn for years. I hate frogs and toads. >.<



MakaylaTheAspie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Jun 2011
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Posts: 14,853
Location: O'er the land of the so-called free and the home of the self-proclaimed brave. (Oregon)

06 Sep 2011, 6:58 pm

I'm put in charge of all the yardwork, and I've run over my share of animals (by accident of course!).


_________________
When in doubt, ask someone with ASD. Chances are, they're obsessed with what you need to know. :roll:


nick007
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 May 2010
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,562
Location: was Louisiana but now Vermont

06 Sep 2011, 10:02 pm

The only animals that hang on my lawn are red-ants & I look out for em when pushing the mower because I don't want to get bit


_________________
But I don't want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.
Oh, you can't help that, said the Cat: we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
How do you know I'm mad? said Alice.
You must be, said the Cat, or you wouldn't have come here.


largosan
Sea Gull
Sea Gull

User avatar

Joined: 22 Aug 2011
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 246
Location: Southern Michigan, United States

06 Sep 2011, 10:12 pm

We don't usually get frog's and toads here. I have run over a garter snake in whilst mowing before, unintentionally.



Downtown
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 9 Jun 2010
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 75
Location: U.S.A.

06 Sep 2011, 10:13 pm

I don't specifically look for frogs or toads when I mow the lawn, although I did see a toad the last time I mowed the lawn. It is the only time that I can remember seeing a frog or toad while cutting the lawn.



littlelily613
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Feb 2011
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,608
Location: Canada

06 Sep 2011, 10:20 pm

RushKing wrote:
Am I the only person who does this?


Nope! I don't mow the lawn, nor are there many frogs left around here :cry: but I did save a toad in my neighbour's yard a couple weeks ago when she was mowing because she (and my 13 year old nephew!) were both too scared to pick it up. I love frogs and toads! We don't get much of "etc" (whatever would fall under etc--there aren't many little reptilian critters around here like lizards and things--oh I would save a garden/grass snake though!) I'd also save cute bugs like grasshoppers and whatnot. Animals are my only friends, so I save them if I am aware.


_________________
Diagnosed with classic Autism
AQ score= 48
PDD assessment score= 170 (severe PDD)
EQ=8 SQ=93 (Extreme Systemizer)
Alexithymia Quiz=164/185 (high)