Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bufo woodhousii (Woodhouse's Toad)

Titus found an adult frog last night.  We haven't had a good look at any adults yet, so we were pretty excited.  After doing a little research, it looks like it's actually a toad- Woodhouse's Toad.  We've had lots of rain lately and started hearing croaking again.  The croaking is different this time, so we're pretty sure we have at least 2 different species out there.  I'm not sure what species the babies are yet because the croaking we're hearing now is from the Woodhouse Toad.  Earlier croaking (which probably produced the babies we're seeing now) was very different.  Anyway, you probably don't care that much about our toads, but as biologists, we're quite interested in them.  Here are a couple of pictures of our Woodhouse Toad.  He was about 3 inches in diameter.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

i love that you guys figure out what kind of toads/frogs you have! : )

Case found a toad for the first time the other day - its that time of year!