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Couch's Spadefoot, west Texas | by TomSpinker
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Couch's Spadefoot, west Texas

Couch's Spadefoot

Scaphiopus couchii

west Texas near Van Horn, Culberson County

25 Sept 2008, 9:10pm

 

I saw many of these on the road after sunset. All very fat.

Spadefoots are neither frogs nor toads. They are easy to recognize by the sort-of diamond-shaped pupils.

Taken on my driving trip around Texas and into NM.

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Taken on September 25, 2008