Southern Toads

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Background about the issue in general
Anaxyrus terrestris or more commonly known as southern toads are a nocturnal toad species common to southeastern areas ranging from Virginia to Florida and eastern Louisiana (Partymiller, L.). St. Andrews University which is located in Laurinburg, North Carolina, is the home of a carolina bay which is the perfect habitat for southern toads. This bay, in turn provides for a large abundance of southern toads.

B. Relevant findings of previous research
We speculate that the southern toad is in higher abundance in the direct vicinity of water versus the dryer surrounding area due to the breeding season (February- October) and the high levels of nutrition needed (Meshaka, W. E., J.R., &

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