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Slowest_Hiker



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Location: Sierra Madre

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Paso Frog  Reply with quote

Not exactly our backyard, but I spotted this guy while on vacation in the Peachy Canyon area west of Paso Robles.  

DSC00279 by moore91024, on Flickr

Can't seem to match him to anything on http://californiaherps.com. Anyone recognize him?

(Edited to add) The more I look, the more I am thinking California Toad with coloring a little bit outside the norm.  One of the photos is captioned "Adult emerging from a California ground squirrel burrow," which is the situation I found this guy in.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what species he is, but he is kinda cool.  Smile

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Location: Glendora, CA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little tardy on the reply... that is a California Toad. Nice picture!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the confirmation!  I think he's cooler looking than the California toad photos that come up on Google images Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:05 am    Post subject: Toad Reply with quote

He's a peach of a toad.  Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool creature!
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