Colorado River Toad

2022-06-18 00:00

These are some pictures I have taken of captive Colorado River toads.

Colorado river toad in the Toronto Zoo. Colorado river toad in the Toronto Zoo.

The Colorado River toad (Incilius alvarius) is a toad whose toxin causes hallucinations and people who don't know better lick it to get high. This causes all sorts of problems since the possession of the Colorado River toad, also known as the Sonoran Desert toad is illegal in some jurisdiction. Thus if you want to keep it as a pet you should check with the local authorities first to find out if it is even legal where you live.

Colorado river toads as pets. Colorado river toads as pets.

Which is a pity because the Colorado River toad is a magnificent looking amphibian, but unfortunately since some people are dumb enough to put them in their mouth authorities sometimes have to assume the worst.



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Last Modified: 2022-06-25