Sitting on the highway after dark.
One adult specimen among dozens observed crossing the same road.
Found in soft sand burrow on dike
The Great Basin spadefoot (Spea intermontana) is a species of toad in the Scaphiopodidae family. It is 3.8 to 6.3 cm long and is usually colored gray, olive or brown. Great Basin spadefoot toads have adapted to life in dry habitats. They use the hard, keratinized spade on each foot to dig a burrow, where they spend long periods during cold and dry weather. They are opportunistic hunters and will eat anything they can subdue. While...