Anaxyrus terrestris, 06 June 2022

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad;
Volusia county, Florida (06 June 2022).

Toads are awesome. Toads of all squats and sizes. In Florida, our dominant (native) toad is Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad. They can be quite abundant in some stretches of the peninsula at night. This is their standard posture and pose. Squatted, ready for action, biding their time. An appetite poised to hop.

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