Later that evening I decided to go have another look in a different part of the Airbnb grounds, where the landscaping was less concrete-and-lawn-y and more just-a-fence-around-some-natural-habitat-ish. I had no choice really; I hadn't done any eye-shining for months (we had just arrived in Florida after a winter drive across the country) and as everyone knows eye-shining is fun so once you start thinking about eye-shining then you really get the urge to go out and shine some eyes. Sure enough, there were a zillion spiders. But also, I quickly noticed one eye-shine that seemed larger, more diffuse, and less green than that of the spiders. When I approached, what should I find but the oh-so-cute head of a spadefoot popping out of its little burrow in the sand. Joy!
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- Scaphiopus holbrookii account on Amphibian Species of the World
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