I’m not sure if it’s a Fowler’s Toad or an American Toad.Â I didn’t get any closer than to take a few blurry photos.Â I was pretty excited to see this little guy.Â He was hanging out right between the toad abode and the shallow water dish I set up under the water dripper.Â
We had a really nice rain the night and morning before he was visiting (though, more likely just out eating and having fun).Â I saw another toad across the yard too.Â They both seemed a little small, only about 2 inches or so.Â But, maybe that’s normal.Â The last toad that took up residence in the abode was much bigger – closer to maybe 3.5 inches.
I did a search for ohio toads and came across Ohio’s Toads and Frogs.Â Â One thingÂ caught my attention right away:
“Toads eat slugs, earthworms, sowbugs, and a wide variety of insects and larvae. One report estimated that an average toad eats almost 10,000 insects during a three-month period.”
I wonder how many toads I can coax into coming to live in my yard.Â If they would just each the mosquitos…… all of them.