American Toad observed at Snake Road at Larue Pine Hills in Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.
Hopping around amongst the dead leaves, blending in to search for food.
toad scat/feces, you can tell due to the lack of the white uric acid cap/piece at one end. i know this came from an American toad because it was right where one sits every night on my back porch
Witnessed this American Toad climbing up between the bark of this tree where he blended in camouflaged.
The American toad (Bufo americanus) is a common species of toad found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. It is divided into three subspecies—the eastern American toad (B. a. americanus), the dwarf American toad (B. a. charlesmithi), and the rare Hudson Bay toad (B. a. copei). A new taxonomy considers this species Anaxyrus americanus.