After finding the Blanding’s Turtle I headed home to my Dad’s house. His backyard backs off to the Don Valley so there is often wildlife to be heard and seen. During this time the American Toads were calling down by the river and as usual I found a toad stuck in the pool. I cleaned her off with water from the river so there was no chlorine and released it far from the pool. Pools often attract wildlife such as breeding amphibians but many end up getting stuck as they cannot scale the walls to escape. The water in pools is filled with chlorine which is toxic to amphibian’s permeable skin and acts like acid. Other animals such as turtles get stuck in pools as well and often die due to either the chlorine or lack of food. My Yellow-Bellied Slider; Hammond was found in my Dad’s pool although I managed to rescue him.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.