The Fowler’s Toad must like my yard here in Arkansas because every summer I see several. I read that they like mixed pine and hardwood forests, bottom lands and urban areas (Herps of Arkansas). I have several pines and oaks in my yard.
I see these toads primarily while mowing, because I watch for them to keep from mowing over them.
When I pick them up, I’m careful because they secrete a noxious compound from the warts on their back. This compound is lethal to small mammals from what I read. I don’t believe this compound is harmful to people. With this stuff being dangerous to small mammals, I don’t like getting this stuff on my hands and will wash afterwards.
How I Got The Shot – Fowler’s Toad
While mowing, I spotted this Fowler’s Toad. My camera was inside my house but I was able to get it while the Toad remained in a small area. After locating the Toad I was able to get a few photos. I didn’t need to pick this one up since it was hopping to an area I already mowed.
I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 Camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.
- AV Mode
- Back-button Focus
- Auto White Balance
- Multi Metering
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Aperture f8
- ISO 1250
- Shutter speed 1/240 of a second
- .03 exposure value
- Focal Length 400 mm