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Bufo americanus, American Toad, mugshot, toadbreath | by Tie Guy II
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Bufo americanus, American Toad, mugshot, toadbreath

the Academy of Natural Sciences confirms this is pure Bufo americanus, American toad. I had wondered...

 

Is this Fowler's toad, Eastern American toad, or a hybrid? All are said to occur in Pennsylvania. This is the first toad of this kind I have found in my garden. Habitat suits both species. Published descriptions suggest this is a hybrid. Chestnut color and large size (>4.5") caught my attention while gardening today.

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Taken on October 10, 2010