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American toad

Anaxyrus americanus

Description:

The eastern American toad (A. a. americanus) is a medium-sized toad usually ranging in size from 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in); record 11.1 centimetres (4.4 in). The color and pattern is somewhat variable, especially for the females. Skin color can change depending on habitat colors, humidity, stress, and temperature. Color changes range from yellow to brown to black, from solid colors to speckled. Their breeding habits are very similar to Anaxyrus fowleri. The call or voice of a breeding male is a high trill, lasting 6–30 seconds, similar to a ringing telephone. They hibernate during the winter. The eastern American toad has spots that contain only one to two warts. - from Wikipedia

Habitat:

Some of these toads have been known to live over 30 years and currently a female specimen (over 13 centimeters long) is living healthily into her late 30s. Another female toad of 17 centimeters is known to have existed in Wisconsin from Washington Island on Lake Michigan. - from Wikipedia

Notes:

I believe this is Eastern American toad. This toad was huge and about 4" when it stretched. I wonder how old this one is.

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New York, USA

Lat: 42.26, Long: -74.73

Spotted on Sep 5, 2016
Submitted on Sep 11, 2016

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