very dark colored toad??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by maplesky7, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I'm in northern Illinois and we just caught a toad. It's back is so much darker and all dark compared to the toads we usually see...it's bottom is speckled like the other toads we see but it's back is nearly black.

    My camera of course the battery is not charged.


    My kids are taking turns holding it now...after it pee'd on them. [​IMG]


    I'm googling but haven't come across a dark colored toad in Ill. yet.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Songster

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    i live in ohio and have seen an almost black toad! they just vary in color like everything else. its fun to see what kind of variations you can find though true browns reds and the almost blacks. i would say it was prolly just a normal little weirdo [​IMG]
     
  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    I've it's probly just an eastern toad, I've seen/cought almost black ones, I cought a SOLID black one once, it was TOTALLY blacl from head to toe!, I've seen them this fawn/blonde color, and when I was younger I cought abunch of toad tadpoles, several turned out RED [​IMG]
     
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    yeah...i'm thinking maybe it was...

    http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=AR0006


    none of the other il. species I've looked at look like it.

    It looks like a regular american toad but real real dark. we just let it go...and then i read the warning and we washed our hands reeeeal good. now time for bath time.
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    There is one in my goldfish pond now that is a bright red color! I will have to take pics of it tomorrow too.....
     
  6. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    yeah...some of the descrip's say olive to red... i'd love to see pics of your red toad.
     

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