Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ranger's Toad

The Ranger's Toad, also known as the Raucous Toad (Amietophrynus rangeri), is one of our most common toad found in South Africa.  If you live close to a pond, dam or stream and hear a loud, incessant duck-like quacking at night then you now know what makes the sound.  As toads go its fairly aquatic and will be found close to water just about anywhere in South Africa.  Interestingly if injured it will exude whitish spots of venom on the parotoid glands which means they can be hazardous to domestic dogs if they are bitten. 

3 comments:

  1. our dogs have foamed a bit at the mouth a couple of times - probably from these.

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  2. Another superb shot! I did not know there were venomous toads in South Africa...

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