One of three found that night. Heard one call near the ornamental freshwater but did not see calling individual.
Very young individual, perhaps 15 mm snout the vent length. Identification obtained by posting on the Field Herpetology Facebook Group.
Found hopping along the parking lot the day after a very large rainstorm. Also heard calls near a pond later that night.
The Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris) is a true toad native to the southeastern United States, from eastern Louisiana to southeastern Virginia. It often lives in areas with sandy soils. It is nocturnal and spends the day in a burrow. Its coloring is usually brown but can be red, gray, or black. It is approximately 3 inches long.