A chubby toad had to be rescued from garden decking in Norwich as it was stuck face down.
Inspector Jason Finch from the RSPCA attempted to carefully try and release the toad with his hands, but he was concerned about hurting the toad’s delicate and soft body, so the homeowner kindly agreed to let him saw the wooden board to release the toad.
But then the toad had managed to wriggle and squeeze himself through the gap, and was completely trapped underneath the decking.
Luckily, after continuing to saw the wood, the inspector managed to lift the toad to safety.
There was no way he would have been able to get out from under the decking, so I carried on with my plan to saw the plank of wood and lever it up, where I was then able to lift the toad out to safety.
He was the biggest, fattest toad I have ever seen! I can only think he was after a nice fly or a juicy bug when he decided to stick his head down the gap. I released him near the garden pond and watched him hop off to where he belongs - all in a very successful rescue.
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