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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

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    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Gastrophryne carolinensis

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

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Family: Microhylidae

Gastrophryne carolinensis

Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad

Size: 2.2 to 3.8 cm long (¾" to 1 ½")

General Description: Small egg shaped body, plump, with pointed snout and a fold of skin across the back of the head. Skin smooth and reddish brown to dark gray. May have light colored stripes along sides of body. Mottled belly. Single spade on each hind foot. Male has dark colored throat.

Reproduction: Breeds April to October right after rains.

Habitat: Tends to hide under debris or decaying vegetation near the edge of water bodies; ponds, ditches, etc. Can burrow quickly into leaf litter or loose soil.

Behavior: Nocturnal.

Voice: Call is a vibrant bleat sometimes with a short preliminary peep; the call lasts ½ to 4 seconds. Call has been likened to the bleat of a lamb or an electric buzzer.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.