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AMPHIBIANS

FOWLER'S TOADS

Bufo fowleri

At A Glance

  • IDENTIFICATION: Small brown/gray toad, dry warty skin, short legs
  • COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH: American toads
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern - Population Stable
  • DIET: Crickets, dragonflies, earthworms, flies, ladybugs, moth, roaches, rolly pollies
  • HABITAT: Agricultural areas, floodplains, river valleys, wooded areas
  • BREEDING: June, up to 10, 000 eggs in shallow water
  • BEHAVIOR: Active at night, burrows underground
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: Poisoning predators
  • THREATS: Birds, snakes, small mammals
  • SEASONS FOR VIEWING IN NORTH LOUISIANA: Spring, Summer