The Couch’s Spadefoot Lives in the Desert and Grassland Regions

on November 7, 2004

The Couch’s spadefoot, a toad-like animal that calls the state’s desert and grassland regions home, spends much of its life buried in the soil to protect against the heat and uses sickle-shaped “spades” on its hind feet to dig itself in. When summer storms arrive, thunder and rainfall signal the toad to emerge and breed in temporary rain-fed pools.

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