August 08, 2013

In good hands

In good hands by ricmcarthur
In good hands, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
This baby Fowler's toad is not much bigger than a thumbnail.
We found it on the beach while out with turtle researchers in Rondeau Provincial Park.

According to the Royal Ontario Museum: Fowler's Toad is a medium-sized toad which lives on sandy beaches and breeds in marshy shallows of lakes or permanent ponds. In Ontario, individuals are gray with a few dark blotches; elsewhere, the toads are brown.
They are classed as endangered in Canada.
For additional information go to:
www.rom.on.ca/ontario/risk.php?doc_type=fact&id=93&am...
Anaxyrus fowleri

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