A family in Norwich, England, made a surprise discovery last week which, while no doubt bemusing, didn't fail to inspire sympathy as well. There, desperately squirming in an opening between slats on their deck, was the chubby, olive-green hind end of a toad who'd somehow become trapped.
Rather than leave the animal to struggle in vain, or risk injuring him by their own unskilled handling, the homeowners called the RSCPA for help - and it's a good thing that they did.
"When I arrived at the house I was shown to the garden by the homeowners, and it didn't take me long to spot the little legs sticking out of a gap in the wooden decking, waving around in the air," RSPCA inspector Jason Finch said in a release. "I knew I had to get the little guy out as soon as possible, he must have been very uncomfortable."