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American Toad

Anaxyrus americanus

Description:

I spotted this toad in the leaf litter of a deciduous forest. It was large (~8 cm long) and sluggish...typical American toad :)

Habitat:

I observed it for a few minutes until it casually walked over to its burrow, which was under a large rock. It turned around and backed up into the hole. It kept backing up until it disappeared. Too curious for my own good, I gently stuck my hand into the hole to see how far back it went. I was unable to feel the toad or the end of the burrow! It was deep.

Notes:

**Common sense note - It is a bad idea to stick your hand into dark holes, especially if you don't know what's in there.

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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.89, Long: -73.48

Spotted on Jun 7, 2018
Submitted on Jul 10, 2018

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