A toad's facial expression doesn't seem to change much from moment to moment.
Easy for me to say, right? I'm not about to become its next meal.
This pic shows a bit more detail... the three or more warts on the largest dark spots that help to differentiate between the Fowler's and a plain old American Toad.
There's also some rubbish in books about the shape of cranial crests and their nearness to the parotoid glands that helps distinguish one toad from another. I know Fowler's by their call, first. It's a long, "Waaaaaaaaa" that sounds almost like a baby crying. Not as sweet a sound as the first Peepers of spring, but a welcome sound in the Barrens nonetheless.
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