• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

Gastrophryne carolinensis

Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad

NPS Photo

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?

Island Ford Visitor Center - Photo by Matt Harr

Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.