Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad;
Charlton county, Georgia (29 September 2012).
The Oak toad is our other toad in peninsular Florida. Averaging only about an inch or so in length, this small toad isn’t as commonly observed as its larger relative the Southern toad, Anaxyrus terrestris. There’s a lot of awesomeness packed into that tiny, robust package, though. The Oak toad is somewhat hardy and resilient. They’re mostly active by day but spend much of their time hidden from view. After a nice rain, however, they can really fill the airwaves with their tiny little chirping calls when they conglomerate in pools of standing water.