Yesterday my husband found me this live Eastern spadefoot toad in our yard while doing some digging. He remembered my recent post about the dead one I found and knowing I’d be excited, he saved it for me to see. It makes me wonder how many times I’ve come across a toad like this. At first glance, it looks similar to the common American toad. But if you look closer you will see that they look very different. For example, a spadefoot doesn’t have the glands (large bumps) on its head that an American toad has.
A toad that spends most of its time underground is hard to find. Are any of you Marylanders finding this toad?
I love its eyes: amazing!
So cool: I now have live Eastern spadefoot toad pictures to share!
We let it go of course, after this photo shoot.