I have been taking my houseplants back into the house, and getting the tropicals and succulents into the workshop. I am pretty diligent about replanting most into fresh potting soil, and spraying for bugs.
However, I missed a few critters apparently.
This large toad was sitting calmly among the plants. I continued working around him, stacking pots and tidying up, when I was surprised by this guy!
A small garter snake. I tried to direct him with a branch, but he was intent on hiding in the shelves and pots. That evening Doug took the toad out, but the snake was nowhere to be found. The next morning, he showed himself, and he was still cold and sluggish, so it was easy to get him to the door and outside.
I guess I need to more careful when I bring the pots inside next year! I just hope I didn’t bring toads or snakes into the house!