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This toad is common in our garden, as it lives in a drain pipe on the rock wall in the back of the garden. The Coastal Plains Toad is notable from the other toads in the family Bufonidae because its in a different genus Incilius. This genus has a more defined cranial crest than Anaxyrus. I was looking to photograph sphinx moths on my blooming Mirabilis jalapa at around 9:15 pm, when I saw this toad hopping around the grass. It was very active jumping around everywhere, but I luckily took a few clear pics. This widespread and common toad is not threatened, but is least concerned on IUCN 3.1.
In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas.
Spotted on May 18, 2020
Submitted on May 20, 2020