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American Toad (Bufo americanus) discovered by Marnhull (#166)

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Observed: April 23, 2010 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: April 23, 2010 @ 6:24 PM (diff: 0 days)
I assume this is an American toad ('Bufo americanus'). American toads were introduced to Newfoundland around 1960. I was surprised to read online that they aren't listed in our area of southwestern Newfoundland because they are quite common here. I nearly walked on this guy today, and I nearly killed another one with a shovel before I saw it on the ground. During the summer, it's not really possible to walk through fields or woods around here without seeing a toad. I once estimated low 100s per acre.

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By Lessa on 4/26/2010 6:45:27 AM

Yes, that's definitely an American toad.

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