Texas, south to Central America
This nocturnal omnivore is found in mature forests and consumes ants, beetles, grasshoppers and even crustaceans, gastropods and plant matter.
When facing danger, this toad secretes a white fluid bufotoxin from the paratoid and other glands on its back. When a predator comes in contact with this fluid they experience various discomforts like excessive salivation, vomiting, shallow breathing and other progressive illnesses.
Cane Toads reproduce year round. Jelly-like strings of eggs are laid on rocks and vegetation in numbers reaching up to 30,000 at a time. Hatching occurs up to eight days after the eggs are laid.