backyard toad..... always underfoot

By day this adult Eastern American Toad Frog (Bufo Americanus) can either be found under the deck, smothered in leaves or under the step leading out from the deck. The dark color on the lower body is evident that it was recently in darkness as they change color according to their environment..... from almost black to pale reddish brown or tan.

At night is when I have to make sure I don't step on the critter. Quite often it can be found on the deck, hopping about snatching up insects attracted by the indoor lights. ;0)

Nature Backyard Amphibian Photograph by Carolyn Hietala
Richmond, Virginia - Chesterfield County
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