Thursday, November 6, 2014


The Eastern American Toad is also known as a "hop toad" because they move around in short hops, instead of long leaps.  He was just coming out of his burrow which was buried under the damp moss and twigs deep in the forest.  He is getting ready for his night on the town.

He was a charming little character,
not to mention curious....

Toads are among the last amphibians to hibernate each fall.  They may be seen into late November.