by Donna Lewis
This cute little baby toad was jumping around near where my water hose is by the house. I had placed a flat rock under the hose to keep it from making a hole. So it’s always damp.
A pair of Gulf Coast Toads (Bufo valliceps valliceps) have made their home under the rock, so it is most likely one of their babies. It was so tiny I hardly saw it.
These guys eat insects, so are very helpful to us humans.
The difference between a frog and a toad are:
- Toads have a plump body.
- A toad’s skin is dry and warty.
- Toad’s have a large bump (poison gland) just behind each ear.
- Toads hop , though only a few inches at a time.
- Toads lay their eggs in a string
Nature is so cool!!