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Ringneck snakes are found across most of the United States, but vary greatly in size and color pattern. Continue reading
A tiny American Toad that has recently transformed from a tadpole to a toadlet. Sitting next to a penny for scale.
The orange mushroom caught my attention, then I realized that two small, recently metamorphosed American Toads were hunkered down nearby. And here the toads are!
A cane toad (Rhinella marina, AKA, Bufo marinus) seen in Maui, hopping around in the middle of the night. In many parts of the world, cane toads are an invasive species.
I’m starting a “Toad Tuesday” series for the blog. I’ll try to post a toad photo every week, with minimal information. I’ll also sometimes tweet the photos with #toadtuesday. Here we go: amplexing toads with a leech photobomb: