American Toad (Bufo americanus)
2 - 3.5 in. Long
18.9 – 24" Wingspan
Bubba the toad came to the Museum after being picked up on the side of the road and "rescued" by a local man. American toads are the most common toad in the area and a great example of a New England amphibian. Bubba has done a great job representing toads, frogs and salamanders all over the region. Amphibians often struggle in education settings due to their sensitive skin and need for moist conditions. Toads are quite a bit tougher with their thick, bumpy, back skin. That's one of the adaptations that sets them apart from most of our northeastern frogs.