Hey check it out! Did you know that the smallest toad in North America is the Oak Toad? Well it's true! They are found usually in Southeastern United States. They can grow to about 19 to 33 millimeters or 0.75 to 1.30. inches. Oak Toads have a bright yellow stripe going down their back and many, many, many black or brown spots. The males have a pale white plain belly and a loose flap of skin around their neck which leads to the vocal sac. The females have a white but dark spotted belly much like their backside and no flap of skin around their throats. Most Oak Toads live in forests, marshes, by ponds, by lakes, by canals, or in ditches. They burrow often and hibernate in winter. The Oak Toad eats mainly small insects such and other arthropods. But the adults prefer ants! Mating season is from April to October. An average of 300 to 500 eggs are laid and attached to vegetation. Usually a blade of grass. The eggs hatch quickly, usually it takes 24-36 hours. The tadpoles grow to 18 to 19.4 millimeters or 0.71 to 0.76 inches. The tadpole turns to a toadlet (Stage before tail is no longer seen) in about six or seven weeks. It reaches adulthood in about 1.5 to 2.3 years. Their major predators are hognose snakes, gopher frogs, and garter snakes. If you have any questions or comments, please be sure to let me or any of my siblings know on the links below and will get back to you as soon as we can. Karen D. Erik D. Kelsey D.
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