I have many funny animal encounters captured by camera that I am looking forward to share. This one is amusing because it involves a feral cat and the Desert Sonoran Toad, which is poisonous to touch.

You could say that this cat and toad have a toxic relationship. No doubt, the cat wants to eat the toad or, at a minimum, play with it. If that happened, in order to protect himself, the toad would secrete toxins that may be deadly to the cat. Thus, they could never really be friends.

I am pleased to report they both survived their encounter that night and parted as good acquaintances.

FYI: Desert Sonoran Toads are carnivores and can have voracious appetites. These toads are a terrific desert garden friend because they have a diverse diet including insects, spiders, snails, beetles, grasshoppers, and mice. They may also eat small snakes, lizards, and other toads.


The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) is an amazing non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases back into the wild Arizona and other wildlife. Here are their Facebooks posts about a bobcat family they recently saved. Despite my canine bias, I must say, these cats are gorgeous.


SWCC Contact: https://www.southwestwildlife.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Southwest.Wildlife/posts/2312725568783380 https://www.facebook.com/Southwest.Wildlife/photos/a.377193352336621/2311249295597674/?type=3

7 paws

Dog Mabel

7 paws

My backyard is a wildlife habitat. I have lots of pics and videos that I will share featuring my encounters with nature and many wildlife friends.

I have three siblings - Lambchop (a white poodle mix), Tabby (a tabby cat), and Kit-Kat (a black cat). They will also be contributing to my blog, especially Tabby since she has a lot of issues - I mean, to discuss.

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Happy Tails,