Southern Toads are found primarily in the South East of America. They inhabit flatwoods and scrub land areas usually near ponds or some kind of small water source. The adaptation is that they are predators to flies, spiders, mosquito's, worms, beetles, and even small frogs.
Found this guy while walking the neighborhood at night with a flashlight.
There are many Cane Toads in the neighborhood, so I wouldn't doubt if this is one of them. However, I'm not used to seeing such a spotty pattern on cane toads such as this. But I am no toad expert yet!
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.