For those of you who are new pet owners and/or are unfamiliar with these horrible toads, I thought that this article might be helpful in case your pet is unfortunate enough to catch one. They are more common in Florida and Texas and they are extremely dangerous and can poison a small dog in as little as 15 minutes.
If you live in an area where these toads are found, please check your yard before letting your animal out at night, and make you that you go with them. The small ones are just as poisonous and can be easily overlooked.
Wow. What a pain. I guess that leaves letting the dogs out in the fence for 15 minutes to poo out of the question! We have lots of frogs here because we have a couple of small ponds. Are these poisonous ones in Georgia at all?
shinyblackpit, I honestly have no idea if the ones in Gorgia are poisonous or not. I don't think so, but I could be wrong. I don't think Bufo's have moved that far north or can handle the cold winters.
There is a difference between toads and frogs. According to Ranger Rick, all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. A toad is just a certain kind of frog. Instead of being smooth and slippery, a toad is usually dry and bumpy. And instead of having long back legs that are great for jumping and leaping, a toad has short back legs for walking and hopping.