But unfortunately for Mr. Frog, all good things must come to an end.
He is about the seventh frog I've captured at various homes over the years. This would explain why I carry a net and glove in my trunk. With the help of The Tampa Bay Times, here is the best theory I could find for how frogs end up in toilets.
They say tree frogs like to climb trees and jump or drop onto roofs of houses. Being cold-blooded, in the morning they enjoy the warmth of the tiles or shingles. Once warmed up, they start looking for a cooler area to rest and the toilet vent pipe that protrudes from the roof is often the most convenient spot. Some fall down into the pipe and end up in your toilet. So when you lift the toilet lid, there's your surprise.
If you are not a frog fan, here are a couple of things you can do to diminish the chances of finding one in your toilet:
• Trim the tree branches that are nearest to your roof which allows access to the frogs.
• Put a mesh wire screen over your toilet vent. This will keep them out for good. Just make sure the mesh is wide enough that the vent can "breathe".
If you have had a "frog in the toilet experience" yourself, share it in the comment section below.