Lake full of individuals night after a huge rainfall. Could hear loudly at a half mile away.
This is the first record of spadefoot breeding in the park, aside from eggs/young tadpoles in a roadside puddle that dried up long before they transformed.
Spea is a genus of North American amphibian commonly referred to as the western spadefoot toads. They differ greatly from true toads (those of the family Bufonidae) by having eyes with vertical pupils, no parotoid glands, and relatively smooth skin. Their most distinctive feature is a spade-like projection on their hind feet, from which their common name is derived. This projection enables spadefoot toads to dig in loose soils with ease.