Critters of the Week

Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by SPCA or RACC.

If we ever mis-identify a critter please let us know in the comments.

Where Spotted: Buttermilk Trail
Common Name: Eastern American Toad
Scientific Name: Anaxyrus americanus americanus
Length: 2 – 3.5 in. (5.1 – 9 cm)

Quick Facts – (Wikipedia)

  • This is the earliest toad species to breed in this area.
  • When cold weather comes, these toads dig backwards and bury themselves in the dirt of their summer homes, or they may choose another site in which to hibernate.
  • Some of these toads have been known to live over 30 years and currently a female specimen (over 13 centimeters long) is living healthily into her late 30s.
  • Adult toads are mostly nocturnal, although juveniles are often abroad by day.
  • Their diet includes crickets, mealworms, earthworms, ants, spiders, slugs, centipedes, moths, and other small invertebrates.

Biscuit at Richmond SPCA

Biscuit is a big, friendly boy looking for a nice family to adopt him. Biscuit enjoys being the center of attention, getting lots of affection, and taking long walks with friends on nice days. Visit Biscuit today to see what a great companion he is.

Age: 6 years, 1 month
Gender: Neutered Male
Color: Brown / White
Size: XL (dog size guide)
ID: 41991623

Adopt Biscuit at the Richmond SPCA

Learn more about Richmond SPCA’s adoption process.

Please note that the adoptable critter we’ve selected was available when we created the post the animal might not be available when you go to the facility.



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