On the road at night.
many tadpoles in ditch --large golden colored in skin and darker "under skin", eyes seem close together --some of their tails are injured --removed from ditch, photo'd then released back in ditch
AOR on Hwy 755. GTS 1617.
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.