Geographical Range Southeastern Canada, eastern United States
Habitat Various habitats including forests, woodlands, yards; breed in ponds, slow streams, ditches
Scientific Name Bufo americanus
Conservation Status Common

Like most toads, the American toad spends more time on land than its frog cousins do. And its body is adapted for this drier lifestyle. The toad’s skin is dry and bumpy, its feet have little or no webbing between the toes, and are designed more for digging on land than for swimming in water. The toad’s drab coloring also works well to camouflage it on soil and dead vegetation.

The American toad isn’t a picky eater: it feeds on a variety of small animals, including insects, spiders, slugs, worms, and snails.