Nighttime vs Daytime Toad Movement

This field season has been very busy with tracking toads! I have been following two species of toads, American and Fowler’s toads, at three sites and have had great success. The main setbacks I have faced has been predation and being unable to locate the tagged toads. We had one toad definitely eaten by a snake, confirmed with a strong signal coming from the inside of the snake, as well as a few others that we suspect met the same fate. Even when they are not eaten, sometimes I am unable to relocate the toads. Despite this, I have been able to track many toads this summer and I am getting great data!

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