Well, I think I'll make my way back to my nest. Oh, here's a familiar face, near the resaca. It's Gisella the Giant Toad! She's another animal you won't find north of Tamaulipan Scrub country. She's much bigger than other local toads, about 7 inches long. See that big gland behind her eye with little holes in it? That's where she produces a nasty toxin that keeps most predators from eating her. After heavy rains, the male giant toads call Gisella to her breeding pond to lay her eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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