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The Southern Toad (Anaxyrus terrestris) is a true toad native to the southeastern United States, from eastern Louisiana to southeastern Virginia. It often lives in areas with sandy soils. It is nocturnal and spends the day in a burrow. Its coloring is usually brown but can be red, gray, or black. It is approximately 3 inches long.
Note the large parotoid gland
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