Great Plains Toad

Anaxyrus cognatus
(Say, 1822)
Cochise Co., Arizona. August 3, 2000.

We were driving out in the flat grasslands west of the Chiricahuas one night, chasing thunderstorms and watching the roads for herp life. Pulling into a lonely filling station out in the middle of nowhere, we found a number of these toads hopping about the parking lot under the lights. Their mottled dorsums are beautiful, and their overall appearance utterly charming. The bottom toad was found in a motel parking lot in Winslow, Arizona, making a living off the bugs attracted to the lights on the premises.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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