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    1 - Western Toad, Anaxyrus boreas.

    06/20/2007 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    2 - Western Toad.

    06/20/2007 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    3 - Western Toad.

    06/20/2007 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    4 - Western Toad.

    06/23/2006 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    5 - Western Toad.

    06/23/2006 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    6 - Field characters of the Western Toad.

    06/24/2006 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    7 - The washed contents of a fecal pellet reveal that this Western Toad ate a lot of wevils.

    06/26/2006 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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Audio - Western Toad

06/24/2006 Heart O' the Hills Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

The Western Toad, Anaxyrus boreas or Bufo boreas, is common in the western part of the United States. (Wikipedia on genus name)

This Western Toad was living in second-growth forest in the foothills of Washington State’s Olympic mountains.

Western Toads can be recognized by the size, white or cream dorsal stripe and the absence of cranial crests (slide 6).

When handled, Western Toads squeak in alarm (slide 8).