Featured Critter – Woodhouse’s Toad

A Woodhouse’s toad looks like a typical toad — stout overall with a dry, dark-green/brown patterned skin and numerous warts of different sizes. These toads usually spend their days burrowed in sandy soil. As an amphibian, they prefer to stay close to water. However, they can stray some distance, relying on mucous glands to keep their skin moist. They are most active at night when it rains. During mating season, the males will make a call at night that sounds similar to that of a bleating sheep. 

Learn more about the Woodhouse’s Toad on its Featured Critter Guide page.

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