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Gulf coast from Mississippi to Central America

Gulf Coast Toad

The Gulf Coast toad can often be seen beneath street lights which attract its insect prey.

The paratoid gland on its head produces a toxic substance which causes inflammation, nausea, irregular heartbeat and in extreme cases, death.

HABITATPonds, marshes, canals, grasslands and light forests
DIETInsects and other small invertebrates
LIFE Expectancy4 years

Fun Fact
A group of rattlesnakes is called a rumba.
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