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Couch's Spadefoot

Scaphiopus couchii

Description:

Less warty than the typical toad, spadefoots get their name by having a "spade" on the bottom of each back foot. Couch's spadefoot has a sickle shaped spade. The spades are used to help them burrow into the ground. Also, unlike other toads, spadefoots also have vertical pupils.

Habitat:

They are native to the southwestern US, Northern Mexico and the Baja Peninsula. They spend most of their time underground until a large rain comes through, then they are everywhere and you have to try to not run over them with your car!

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6 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks :) He was my favorite little guy from our whole trip!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

What a cutie!

AshleyT
AshleyT 9 years ago

Thanks everyone :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

aw cute little dude.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 9 years ago

Cute!

DinDjarin
DinDjarin 9 years ago

WOW¡¡¡¡
NICE PHOTO!!!!

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 12, 2012
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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