I found this surprise visitor lurking near my side door late last night. Of course, he is (ahem) toad-ally welcome to stay.
I do not know what kind of toad it is. For now I will just call him: Mr. as in Mr. Toad. My guess is it is a Woodhouse’s Toad. Or maybe a Gulf Coast Toad? Something else? If a toad expert happens to see this I hope you will let me know what it is. Sorry about the colour. I had to use a flash because it was pretty dark out.
Toad Trivia (or things I didn’t know about toads before asking Duck Duck Go)
A group of toads is called a knot.
Some toads hibernate through the winter.
The oldest documented pet toad was 39 years old. In the wild they can live up to 15 years.
Toads can yawn.
Toads have four fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.
Toads do not have teeth.
Toads use their eyes to swallow since their tongues are attached at the front of their mouths.
They wipe their mouths with their hand after eating.
Speaking of eating: they eat A LOT of insects, snails, slugs and spiders — but only if they are moving.