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The return of warm weather has been bringing out the herps, like these basking painted turtles seen in the Cleveland Metroparks, or these calling American Toads seen at the CWRU Farm.
A tiny American Toad that has recently transformed from a tadpole to a toadlet. Sitting next to a penny for scale.
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:
Here are four videos of American Toads during the breeding season. The videos show calling males, interaction with spring peepers, fighting over mates, and amplexus. Continue reading