So I was digging a couple of years ago in the Spring Time, due to a pipe bursting near the water meter. As I was digging I suddenly realized something, I jumped back, fell on my ass, with a girly squeal as I realized what slimy treasure I uncovered… A Frog. I am not a amphibian, reptile, bug person at all, so I was surprised to have exhumed a frog. Unbeknownst to me, Frogs HIBERNATE in the ground. Maybe the correct term is toad? Either way, I felt bad for the little guy, so I made sure I did not hurt him, which thankfully I did not, and placed him back into his little hibernating area and covered him back up so he would not be disturbed any longer.
I must say the whole thing kind of freaked me out, no one expects to dig up a frog (toad?) and when you do, and you are slightly girly, it tends to mess with you. I do hope the little guy made it and I did not have a hand in its death. Hopefully he finished his (or she?) hibernating and hopped off to make frog babies :D.
Some interesting facts–> Ribbet