The Colorado River toad is the largest native toad in the United States. It is more aquatic than most toad species. Its parotid glands (behind the eyes) and warts produce a harmful poison, which can paralyze or kill dogs and other predators. However, many animals can eat toads with no harm. The skin secretion can inflame the eyes or mouths of humans, but handling the toads does not cause warts (contrary to popular belief).

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Location: Trail of the Jaguar exhibit

Arrived at EPZ: 01/26/2017