Gastrophryne carolinensis — Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad
Gastrophryne is a group of strange-looking, secretive little frogs with fat bodies and tiny heads, separated by a fold of skin. This fold of skin can be pushed forward to keep bugs away from the frog's eyes.
Jake Scott and I found a bunch of these weird little toadlets under some boards and other cover. They wriggled and bounced like mad, and I gave up on trying to get a good photo after awhile.
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