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Jill Morgan

Anyone know this toad?

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Took this a couple of months ago.  This tiny toad was hopping about the farm.  I have no knowledge of amphibians, so any help is greatly appreciated.

 

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Jill

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I'm no expert but he looks like a typical American Toad like I used to see in the woods when I went to camp in Western New York State.

If he's really tiny he might be a Dwarf American Toad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_toad

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Still trying to decide between Amercian Toad and Fowlers Toad.

 

I'll study them closely.

 

Jill

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I thought for a minute you were referring to one Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (no Latin species name available).

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Richard Baker said:

 Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (no Latin species name available).

 

 

Brexitus impossibilis x gowhistleius.

With profound apologies to Linnaeus.

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Jill, aren’t you in the West? Looks like Fowler’s toad is more of an eastern toad.

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Sorry I've never met him before.:)

 

Allan

 

 

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From John's link "In Canada, Fowler’s Toad is limited to a small number of locations along the north shore of Lake Erie. It is also found in the eastern United States."

According to Wikipedia, the American Toad ranges as far west as the Dakotas and parts of Manitoba.

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Lot's of help here for U.S. forum members.

 

It's OK, we understand (sort of). B)

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58 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

Lot's of help here for U.S. forum members.

 

It's OK, we understand (sort of). B)

 

 

OK, for those of us who are geographically challenged.

As far as I'm concerned, anything left of the Hudson River is West.

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1 hour ago, fotoDogue said:

From John's link "In Canada, Fowler’s Toad is limited to a small number of locations along the north shore of Lake Erie. It is also found in the eastern United States."

According to Wikipedia, the American Toad ranges as far west as the Dakotas and parts of Manitoba.

 

I think that Jill might just be located near the north shore of Lake Erie where the Fowler's toad apparently hangs out.

Could also be an American toad, of course. I don't really know my toads.

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Hi Jill,

Its a bit difficult to see from the picture but the defining characteristic is if the parotid glands touch the cranial crest (ridge behind the eye). It kind of doesn't seem to so that would make it an American toad.

Chris

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Thanks for all the help in trying to tell which toad it is.  I am more north of Lake Ontario than Lake Erie, so I am probably looking at an American Toad.  But he was a tiny little devil. I'll continue to research before I officially label him.

 

Jill

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On 29/11/2017 at 19:00, John Mitchell said:

 

 

Could also be an American toad, of course. I don't really know my toads.

A recent refugee, perhaps, or come over to get cheaper toad pills.

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4 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

A recent refugee, perhaps, or come over to get cheaper toad pills.

 

I'd be hopping north myself these days if I were an American toad. :D

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17 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

A recent refugee, perhaps, or come over to get cheaper toad pills.

 

For warts.

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5 hours ago, spacecadet said:

A recent refugee, perhaps, or come over to get cheaper toad pills.

:D :lol:

I think that’s funny because I get one med from a Canadian online drugstore.  My insurance pays for half of it if I buy it local, but the Canadian med with my paying in full is cheaper than the half off here.

Dont get me started.....:angry:

Betty

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On 11/29/2017 at 10:35, spacecadet said:

It's a very fast toad.

You are on a :lol: roll. Thanks for the one-liner. You got another giggle from me. And believe me, giggles and smiles are hard to find for me these days.

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