We cover our pool with black plastic for the winter months; this creates a temporary 'pond', which is the sole area of standing water around for quite some distance (other than my neighbour's similarly covered pool).
At this time of year the local Toads are desperately looking for water in which to lay their long strings of eggs. Of course, they find me!
So, it's out with the net, and I scoop them up by the kilo and return them to the other side of the wall.
At the moment I fish out about 20 each day. I suppose I really should dig them their own dedicated 'pond', but I have better things to do. Maybe next year!
Anyone want some Toads?