As though five rats, a snake and a band of cockchafers weren't challenging enough, today, whilst cheerfully digging about in the front garden bed with no gloves on, I came across this.
You can't see it brilliantly well, because I was only going to get so close to this thing, but it's a cane toad. A big, fat, ugly, slimy cane toad. With a cranky look on his face.
And I came this close to touching it people. This close.
I must confess... my enthusiasm for gardening has been well shaken these past few weeks... well shaken.
On a brighter note, I have a most fabulous giveaway coming up at the end of this week. Marvelously fabulous I might even go so far as to say. Don't go anywhere :)