The answer to this week’s frog or toad is….TOAD. It is a Black Toad (Anaxyrus exsul) from the true toad family – Bufonidae.
Now how to tell if it’s a frog or a toad? The skin looks smooth but there are some bumps on it. The toad also has a parotid gland. Don’t be fooled by the water, toads can still go in the water.