Southern Toad

The Southern toad is an actual native Florida species, often confused with the invasive cane toad. It is smaller than the cane toad (about 90mm long) and can also be differentiated due to the two ridges on the tops of their heads, ending in big “knobs” behind the eyes. (Cane toads lack these ridges.)

Southern toads are generally nocturnal and can be found burrowing in sandy soil or in leaf litter on the ground. They don’t mind living near people and can be found in yards, parks, or cemeteries, as long as it is near a water source.

They are omnivorous, and will eat anything they can physically engulf.

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