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Eastern Spadefoot Toad

Scaphiopus holbrookii

Description:

Yellow toad with dark stripes down the back forming an hourglass shape. Speckled with warts, elliptical pupils and yellow eyes.

Habitat:

This poor guy was in my mother's pool skimmer but usually they prefer to burrow in sandy soil. A black spur on the hind feet allows them to burrow backwards into the ground.

Notes:

This is by far the most handsome spadefoot I've ever found. I'm used to them being a duller yellow or brown.

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Your welcome, JenKnight....

JenKnight
JenKnight 2 years ago

Thanks! I love these guys!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Beautiful colors....

JenKnight
Spotted by
JenKnight

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2016
Submitted on Aug 12, 2016

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