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Where can I find American toads?
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Also, how can you tell an American toad?
It has a light white to yellow belly that usually has black or gray spots on it. It has dark round spots on its back with one or two warts in each spot. Its skin contains glands that produce a white toxin that helps protect the toad from predators. Some American toads have a stripe down the middle of their backs.
Also, are American toads poisonous? Also eastern American toads have parotoid glands that are the same color as the surrounding skin. Bufotoxin is a mild poison in comparison to that of other poisonous toads and frogs, but it can irritate human eyes and mucous membranes and is dangerous to smaller animals (such as dogs) when ingested.
Also, where do American toads live?
American Toad. Bufo americanus is a very common, nocturnally active species of toad. It is found throughout almost all of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and its range extends north into central Canada and south into Mexico. It abundantly occupies both natural and human modified habitats.
How do American toads mate?
A male grabs the female around her chest with his front legs and clings until she lays her eggs in the water. He deposits sperm on top of them. It is common for toads to mate and lay eggs in the shallows of larger bodies of water, in temporary spring pools (vernal pools), or in rainwater-filled ruts.