Toad says, "I can haz cat food!"

Cane Toad (Bufo marinus)

Cane Toad (Bufo marinus)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Back in September, I posted a photo of a Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) that lives in our garden. In that post I said:
These amphibians come out after dark in search of food and water. Normally they eat things like insects, snails and slugs -- but we have witnessed several Cane Toads gobbling cat food from a bowl that happened to be left out on the porch overnight.
Today I offer proof of the toad's penchant for cat food. We caught this guy on the back porch, just as he was about to indulge his secret craving.


kml said...

And he thought he was the only one who knew - GUILT is written all over his face! Thanks for the laugh, Bobbie!

Becky said...

He looks like he's saying, "Who me, I'm not a cat."

antigoni said...

You captured a very unique moment. I'm sure he could never guess who's watching him stealing cat's food. Where was the cat to defend her plate?

2sweetnsaxy said...

Dang, that's a big toad. It even look like it thought, "oh shoot. Caught red handed!" :-D

Mojo said...

Wow. When I first saw him, I thought he was a plastic lawn ornament or something. That guy is BIG!

Unknown said...

That toad better watchout for your cat or he's gonna be cat meal.

Tink *~*~* said...

He's certainly a pretty color, for a toad! But it's just bizarre to think about him actually WANTING cat food instead of nice, fresh, juicy insects.

Tink *~*~*

Sheila-Army Wife said...

Ahhh! we got a Van Gough in the house huh? cute

BNS said...

Thanks everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed the little joke. Maybe I should have had a caption contest for this one.

For those who asked about the cat -- when this photo was taken, the cat was inside, sleeping on our bed, of course. (He's an old cat, so he spends a great deal of time sleeping.)

Our cat and this toad have crossed paths in the garden many times, but they mutually ignore each other.