27 June 2013 – Eastern American Toad

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While weeding our garden, my wife Becky spotted a welcome friend, an Eastern American Toad (Bufo americanus americanus).  Eastern American Toads are frequently found around human habitations throughout the eastern part of North America.  They serve a good purpose because of their appetite for insects.

Interestingly, they do not croak like frogs. Instead they trill. Our friend is likely a female so she is silent.  Females are generally larger than the males and have a lighter, more evenly colored throat.

(Check out the photos below. You can click on the photos for an enlarged view.)

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