American Toad

While hiking the Big Pines trail in Algonquin Park, I went to look at some large pileated woodpecker holes at the base of a conifer tree.  On closer inspection, we discovered this healthy-looking American Toad underneath the tree.  The toad was located beside a pile of wood dust, waiting patiently perhaps for hungry wood-boring beetles to appear.  Her chosen hunting location seems to be a successful one:

American Toad (Algonquin Park, August 2014)

American Toad (Algonquin Park, August 2014)

Spruceline Farms, May 2014

Spruceline Farms, May 2014

This is a photo of a toad making a slow get-away. Note the tracking details of the left, hind foot.

Toad scat, Spruceline Farms (June 2014)

Toad scat, Spruceline Farms (June 2014)

Toad Eggs

Toad eggs in silty water. (Lockyer Pits in Orangeville, May 2014).

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