Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Bufo exsul

Black toad of Deep Springs, only species of toad restricted to one college/ ranch, where it thrives. I think it is the handsomest toad in the US as well. Photo by Jackson Frishman.
It lives in the pond at the low point ahead here (almost invisible at the foot of the wall), period. We were blocked by mud that day. It was still summery a few weeks ago, and we didn't want to do a hot hike down 2 1/2 miles with a yearling and a Parky old fart of 63; oh, I probably would have done it, but was not unrelieved when they decided not to! Right or double click to see better.


Mark Farrell-Churchill said...

That is a beauty. I especially like the vertical stripe below the eye; remind you of anything in particular?

Cat Urbigkit said...

That has got to be the most fantastic toad photo I've ever seen. Nice job Jackson, as usual!