Toad, Stough Canyon Nature Center near Burbank, CA. At night. Would like to know which species. Toads are harder to identify.
2 nights in a row now this little guy has been seen staking out a spot on the front porch
Bloated and very dead.
Hiding under a rock in the yard.
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.