When we finished the addition of a guest room/bathroom in our basement last fall, we had to dig out an egress window for the bedroom to satisfy city code. Since Sam loves to sleep down in the guest room when we don't have company, we added a ladder for easy escape should the need arise...the window well is about 4 feet deep. This Spring, we have had a couple of animals fall into the window well and get stuck. The first was a baby bunny (so cute) and despite his frustration over the rabbits eating his vegetable garden, Tony gave in and helped the baby bunny out of the window well. But only after the kids had named it "Peter" and fed it lettuce and carrots. This weekend, Sam announced that there were two toads in our window well. And after consulting his book of animals, he concluded that they looked the most like common toads. Whew. I was worried they might be uncommon vampire toads. So last night, Tony played the hero once again and used Anna's $1 butterfly net from Target to rescue the toads from the window well.
I'll be examining Tony for warts for the next few weeks, be assured of that.