Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Bufo terrestris
Southern Toad

Rockingham, North Carolina
May 23, 1998

The ubiquitous toad of the southern United States, abundant in many areas.  This one was found near pine flatwoods in South Carolina.  The sandy soils there and other places are preferred by this toad, which oftentimes will dig its own shallow burrow to wait for dusk.  When darkness falls it becomes active, on the hunt for insects.  You can often find them on the ground around lights in remote areas, as they wait patiently for insects drawn to the light.












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