Amazing Facts About Toads to Amaze You!

Given below are some really amazing facts about the toads(amphibians). Read them to get amazed.

There is no clear distinction between toads and frogs, its just that the skin of a toad is rougher and drier than that of a frog. They also tend to be covered with warts.

Some toads excrete toxins which taste very bad to their predators, thus keeping them safe.

When a fire-bellied toad senses danger it arches its body, flashing the brilliant warning spots on its belly.

In California, due to the popularity of “toad licking,” it is illegal to possess Colorado River Toads, which produce a powerful hallucinogen called bufotoxin.

Male fire-bellied toads have nuptial pads, enlarged bumps on their first and second fingers. These nuptial pads help aquatic frogs hold on to females during breeding.

These amphibians use their eyeballs to help swallow their prey.

There is a substance in the skin of the African clawed frog that helps in fighting infections.

There was once a golden colored toad. These toads were first described in 1966 and not even a single sighting of this frog is reported since 1989. They have been described as ‘Day-Glo golden orange’.

Most toads are small, but in Australia, a toad has been found that weighs two pounds and is the size of a football.

When threatened, the horned toad shoots blood from it’s eyes.

Natterjack Toads are fully protected under UK law. It is an offence to capture or injure a Natterjack Toad or to destroy it’s habitat.