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Photo of a Fowler's toad

Fowler's Toad Sitting

Photo of a Fowler's toad.

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Fowler’s Toad

Anaxyrus fowleri
Fowler’s toad is the common toad of gravel and sand bars along Ozark streams and rivers as well of the Mississippi Lowlands. It usually has paired dark markings with 3 or more warts, and usually has a light tan or white line down the back as well as a dark gray spot on the chest.

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Frog Hunt

Join a first-time hunter as he gets the jump on one of Missouri's elusive creatures.

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Spring Peeper

Frog Music

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Learn to identify the members of Missouri's amphibious chorus.

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Frog Regulations

Bullfrog and green frog season opens at sunset June 30 and runs through Oct. 31. You can take them by a variety of methods using a small game or fishing permit. Daily limit is eight combined total of both species; 16 in possession.

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Froggin'

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What would a Missouri summer be without a good, old-fashioned frog hunt?

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Gray Treefrog

Video of a gray treefrog in the wild.

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Gray Treefrog and Cope’s Gray Treefrog

Hyla versicolor and H. chrysoscelis
Sticky pads on fingers and toes enable these two gray treefrogs to climb and rest on vertical surfaces. In fact, you might occasionally see one resting quietly on the siding of your house, if you live near suitable treefrog habitat!

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Great Plains Toad

Great Plains Toad

Audio of a Great Plains Toad.

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Great Plains Toad

Anaxyrus cognatus
Unlike other true toads in Missouri, the Great Plains toad has a raised hump (called a “boss”) between the eyes. Look for it along the Missouri River floodplain, from the Iowa border to about Hermann.

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