A week or so ago, I wrote a post for this site that chronicled the sudden (and completely unprovoked) invasion of my backyard by a bunch of Bufo Americanus (American Toads). At that time, my wife, my dog Lucy, and I were a bit confused on just what we should do. Finally, thanks to a man in England with a similar "problem," we've got our answer.

Note my dog's concern and/or confusion:

Amy Jacobsen for Townsquare Media
Amy Jacobsen for Townsquare Media

As we learned from doing a little research, it's a good thing to have a bunch of toads hanging around your yard. They seriously cut into the insect population in the area, and their presence indicates a healthy yard or garden, too.

If all that isn't enough for you (and don't you think it ought to be?), the aforementioned Englishman has another reason that it's great to have an abundance of toads in your area.

For toad-stacking, obviously:

As far as we can tell, no toads were harmed in the making of the video. Inconvenienced, humiliated, and embarrassed, most certainly, but not harmed.

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