This toad is the first line of defense against any creatures that may want to feast on this batch of recently sowed Brugmansia seeds.
He has a confident "don't mess with me" look that is certain to scare unwanted visitors away. My toad population appears to be rebounding this year so hopefully they will help me keep the snails under control this summer.
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Posted By DRC on 08 May 2012 08:56 AM
Love the coloration on this man
What is it name ? Botanical?
I just know it as the common Southern Toad. Fortunately it is not the non-native giant toad that is slowly marching northward from South Florida.
Here's some info on it from the University of Florida.
You are right about the pee. As soon as you pick one up expect to get wet if you do not hold them properly. As a kid I used to chase my sisters with them.