Sonoran Desert Toad (a.k.a Colorado River Toad) by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Marana,Arizona using a Canon Powershot Sx110IS.

The largest toad in the United States. Olive-green to brown with smooth but lumpy skin. Young have small orange tipped tubercles. It’s prominent paratoid glands distinguish it from the American Bullfrog. Generally a denizen of Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desertscrub, but also found in Semidesert desert grassland and madrean evergreen woodland.

Once know as a Colorado river toad, it now appears extirpated from most of the Colorado River corridor.

Eats invertebrates, lizards, small mammals and other amphibians. Call is a short (about one second) weak rough low pitched waugh. Usually breeds in temporary pools form by Monsoon rains and lay its eggs in strands. Adults are often found far from water.

Exudes toxic secretions that if ingested can cause hallucinations, paralysis or death in dogs and other invertebrates.

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Comments

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Nice capture my friend. We have one something like this one around lighting & windows here…Hugs…Tom

  • Ah yes, they do love the bugs that the night lights bring as well. Thank you Darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    He’s a big guy … nice capture!

  • He was smaller than they can get. The bigger they are, the uglier they are….lol, thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    He is a big fella! What a great capture of this guy.

  • Thank you very much, though he was a little guy comparatively speaking…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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