Southern toad

Southern toads (Anaxyrus terrestris) are commonly seen animals here in Florida, and can be found throughout the state, both in natural settings and in urbanized areas. They are most active at night, when they emerge from their burrows to hunt small invertebrates like beetles and snails.


Southern toads breed from March to October and have a trilling call. They lay their eggs in shallow water and eggs hatch within a few days. Tadpoles take between one and two months to undergo metamorphosis.