Southern Toad

Anaxyrus terrestris
(Bonnaterre, 1789)
Scotland Co., North Carolina. May 23, 1998.

The ubiquitous toad of the southern United States, abundant in many areas. Sandy soils are preferred by this toad, which oftentimes will dig its own shallow burrow to wait for dusk. When darkness falls, terrestris actively hunt for insects. You can often find them on the ground around and underneath lights in remote areas, as they wait patiently for insects drawn to the light.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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