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These toads were perfectly still, apparently asleep, on a rock hanging over Trail Canyon Creek just above the waterfall. I sprinkled a little water on them to see if they were alive, and some eyes opened.

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if it might be arroyo toad I'd recommend obscuring the location. These guys are VERY endangered in that area.

That being said, neat find!

Posted by charlie over 4 years ago (Flag)
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loarie's ID: California Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

The coordinates of all observations ID'd to threatened species are automatically obscured (so this one is obscured because its ID'd as the endangered Arroyo toad), but I think this is a California Chorus frog (which do look rather toady). The lack of paratoid glands separates them from 'true toads' like the Arroyo Toad

Posted by loarie over 4 years ago (Flag)
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jmaughn's ID: California Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina)
Posted by jmaughn over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Oh, thanks for the info Loarie! It looked like it was still in the described spot and it didn't display as a round icon so I'm not sure if there is a bug or it just happened to 'defer' very close to the real location.

It doesn't strike me as looking like an arroyo toad either but it's been a while since I've seen any.

Posted by charlie over 4 years ago (Flag)
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You're right Charlie, something happened here that seems to have not triggered the automatic obscuring for threatened species - probably a bug...

Posted by loarie over 4 years ago (Flag)
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California Treefrog - Photo (c) Global Herper, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
maraya's ID: California Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina)
Posted by maraya over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks for the IDs!

Posted by maraya over 4 years ago (Flag)
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California Treefrog - Photo (c) Global Herper, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
maraya's ID: California Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina)
California Treefrog - Photo (c) Global Herper, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: California Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina)
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