Western Toad found in the early evening after the first light rains of the season. One of two seen on a short stretch of trail. Fort Ord, Monterey County, CA
My little compost pile attract insects therefore it attracts toads.
It was already dark when I was watering a few plants and I saw something hopping. I thought it was a mouse but upon approaching it, there is was: A large Southern California Toad. :-)
At least 8 juvenile seen above 4000 ft elevation on the Goat Mt trail. Some in the trees and some in the alpine meadows.
I think it's either an arroyo toad or a Southern California toad?
Observed in a puddle on a walking path in Forests for the World, Prince George, BC. This specimen appeared to have very little in the way of webbed feet. Approximately 4 cm in body length.
The western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) more commonly known as Bufo boreas (both names accurate) is a large toad species, between 5.6 and 13 cm long, of western North America. It has a white or cream dorsal stripe, and is dusky gray or greenish dorsally with skin glands concentrated within the dark blotches. Its parotoid glands are oval, widely separated, and larger than the upper eyelids. It has a mottled venter and horizontal pupils but lacks cranial crests.