Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Night Creature

What fat-bodied amphibian is brownish or grayish in color with jewel-like eyes?


In captivity, it can live to be between 4-15 years old.



It is nocturnal and hibernates during the day in burrows, trees or under leaves.



It usually eats insects, plants, fruits and vegetables?



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More clues...




It mates in the Spring and the female lays her eggs in the water.



It has glands that secrete fluids that can be toxic if taken internally.



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One more big clue....



It has a stubby body with short hind legs, webbed toes and warty dry skin!



Did you guess it?





If you guessed a TOAD, you are correct! We have many of them hopping about our yard in the evenings. If you look closely, you can see that this fat fellow had his eye on a mosquito on the brick wall.



5 comments:

margaret said...

Hm! I was guessing frogs, but then I read about the toxic fluid and got confused! So, hello there, Mr. Toad! He is a cutie pie...I'm a sucker for big googly eyes. And any creature that eats mosquitoes is my BFF. *giggle* Thanks for sharing!

Janis said...

I guessed a frog also, thats close.

quilly said...

Frog for me, too, right up until toxic -- and then I thought, "What else could it be?" and felt like an idiot when I read Toad. Duh!

♥~♥ Nine Acres ♥~♥ said...

:0)

Shelby said...

awwwwwwwwwww that's great..

happy friday eve.. cheers :)

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