Garden wildlife

Discussion in 'Gardeners World' started by Simon, 22 June 2010.

  1. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    For all us budding Bill Oddies and Kate Whatshernames?

    Whatever, I can't resist sharing a shot of this "other toad" that I found in the pond today and helped out with some stone steps...


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  2. David A

    David A Guest

    Presumably a Great Western Toad?

    David A
  3. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    I can see , it has to be a TOAD HALL class :lol:
  4. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Looks a lot like one of my old bosses....
  5. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Spotted in the pond, obviously waiting to see a train go past :lol:


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  6. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Maybe hes a ribbet counter ? :laugh: :laugh:
  7. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    That would explain why there are non in my garden :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ........but one was spotted in the garage the other day, so maybe my bodging is improving :eek: :laugh:
  8. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Is it a Leap Year :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:
  9. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Is it a Leap Year :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:[/quote:2mxumez9]
    You lot are getting worse...!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbs:
  10. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Maybe he is undercover for FOXES TRANSFERS :lol: :lol: .. OK i've gone bye :wave:
  11. Hi all, I was running trains in the garden when my B17 suddenly derailed and half the of the coaches behind it.
    I rushed across to see what was wrong only to find a poor old frog lying across the live rails twitching away as though he was sat in "old Sparky". I flicked him off and he went on his way with a slightly groggy motion. Well, you'd feel groggy if you 'd been smacked in the head by 4lbs of B17 plus about 10lbs of coaches doing about 65 and then got electrocuted as well.....its a wonder he survived to tell the tale. Adds a new perspective to the term "live frogs".
    Graham Powell
  12. Hi CME, Stock not seriously damaged. I keep telling people stock for garden railways needs to be very robust! This is a case in point.
    Last time I ran it,all was going fine so I disappeared into the workshop. Suddenly, no trains. Two coaches had come uncoupled from one train which ( as the line is a tail chaser) was smacked up the back by the engine and coaches.
    They derailed into the path of an oncoming train. It was like Harrow and Wealdstone in miniature.
    In actual fact disaster like that are mercifully fairly rare though tend to be spectacular when they do happen....
    When I was running it with the kids one night we had a suicidal frog who stayed in the four foot and just jumped clear of an approaching class 33 diese. The kids thought it was great!. Vandals.
    Graham Powell
  13. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    the only wild things I have in the garden are kids and me when 'er indoors wont let me play

  14. Hi CME, My railway is 14 inches above ground level with the sides banked up with grass so something coming right off is not too serious.Having had a garden railway in one form or another now for over 30 years, you cannot beat robustly built stuff. I make the engines out of 15thou nickel silver with brass or steel frames. LIMA coaches or scratchbuilt ones out of card. I have to carry it in an dout all the time and I got more damage from that than the running.
    Not exactly an animal story but I did have an engine disappear one day. When I looked it was over the far side of the garden.
    All wheels going round but just not moving. It was jacked up on a small apple. Another garden railway hazard along with snail slime which is wonderful insulator!.
    Graham Powell :thumbs:
  15. nascar24

    nascar24 Active Member

    Couple of corny jokes for you!!,

    Q. How does a frog feel when he has broken his leg
    A. Unhoppy!! :bowdown:


    Q. What kind of shoes do frogs wear?
    A. Open toad sandals :lol:

  16. WellThatDiddntGoToWell

    WellThatDiddntGoToWell Active Member

    Ok I'm still going back through the forum sections and catching up. Earlier this year I found this impatient passenger finger tapping the rails. It was complaining about delays caused by a Frog on the line!

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    Regards, Dean :drool:
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  17. Ian G

    Ian G Western Thunderer

    Thought i would gatecrash this.

    Ian G

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  18. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    If that track was part of a passing loop, then in U.S. parlance you could be said to have a Toad in the Hole...... :))

    sorry, coat on, out the door already....:oops:
  19. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    If it was resting on a point it would be an INSULFROG:oops:
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  20. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Near Ribbet head viaduct