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American Toad

Anaxyrus americanus


This is a medium-sized toad about 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in) in length. Color is variable on its rough skin, but the coloring in the photo is representative. They can change color somewhat depending upon temperature and humidity. Their call is a high trill lasting for several seconds.


I find these toads in my yard and in the woods behind the house. They breed in ponds, but are largely terrestrial the rest of the summer and fall.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

wow, cool one gordon...

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on May 3, 2014
Submitted on May 4, 2014

Spotted for mission


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