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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Frog Crossing

While out hiking a trail this past week, we came upon a bunch of itty bitty baby frogs/toads. They were all over the place, scrambling to get out of the way of our giant feet (to a frog anyway). Once we saw them, there was nothing we could do but stand completely still and wait until they had safely reached the other side of the trail where they hid in the grass. They didn't stop for pictures, so I had to be quick to get these.

That's the little toadlet and his shadow down there

A closer look

Much closer

I'm not an expert on frogs and toads, but after a little research, I think this could be a Western Toad.

There are some great photos at these two links:
Carcnet (Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network)
Online Guide for the Identification of Amphibians in North America