Southern Toad

 

A fat, squatty toad often seen on roads on rainy nights looking for food, the Southern Toad is the most common toad in Florida. This toad occupies cool damp areas where it will dig down into the soil during the heat of the day. Toads have enlarged “paratoid” glands on each side of the neck that secrete an irritating poisonous mucus meant to discourage attacks from predators.

Latin Name: Bufo Terrestris

Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock

Diet: insects, spiders, earthworms