Fowler's Toad
Bufo fowleri


  • 3 or more warts within each dark spot on its back.
  • parotoid gland touches the cranial crests behind the eyes.
  • color is usually gray or greenish gray without reddish or rusty colors.
  • Toads are oftentimes encountered on roads, even on dry nights. Fowler's toads can be identified on the road (by professional toadwatchers) while driving at speeds in excess of 60 mph. This species makes a series of quick, short hops to get off the road, while the American toad only makes a few larger hops.

The Fowler's Toad prefers to live in open woodlands, sand prairies, meadows, and beaches. They like to burrow into the ground during hot, dry periods and in the wintertime. However, this toad is widely distributed and is common on rock outcrops in the Atlanta area such as Arabia Mountain or Stone Mountain

Common in the Eastern United States

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