American Toad - Frogs and Toads in Sutton Massachusetts
American Toads Bufo americanus are a fairly common toad in Massachusetts. They are found practically everywhere east of the Mississippi River. They are light brown in color with darker brown bumps all down their back. They have a thin light tan line running from their head to their rear. They are about 3 inches long.
American Toads are very similar to the Fowler's Toad. However, when you look at the spots on an American Toad, each spot has just one wart / raised area in it. That is how you know these are American Toads. I have, so far, only ever seen American Toads in Sutton. I find them fairly regularly.
These first photos were taken in June 2011. The tiny toadlet was found hiding under some leaves near the edge of our house.
This next set was of another toadlet in July 2011, tucked in under the lily leaves.
Here's one from May 21, 2012. It was so cute and tiny! It has a small clump of dirt stuck to its face. I didn't want to brush that away and upset it. Click on any image for a larger version.
This one is from May 9, 2012.
This one was from September 2009. I thought it was a gray treefrog but learned later that it was just a tiny American Toad. You can tell because of the red spots and because of the lack of toepads on its toes.
Here is a video of this tiny American toad -
Frogs and Toads in Sutton Massachusetts
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