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Dec 8th and 9th


Texas State Amphibian – Texas Toad

Texas Toad was adopted as the Texas state amphibian on June 19, 2009. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists and fourth graders from Danbury Elementary School worked together to narrow down five candidates for state amphibian. The students formed five groups and each researched and campaigned for their candidate. The Texas Toad won, barley defeating the barred tiger salamander. The toad is primarily found in the state of Texas and is one of its most abundant toad species residing in nearly all regions. The legislature said “possessing a Buddha-like visage, this notable creature is a common sight across much of Texas, and its indomitable spirit and unique relationship with the state for which it was named make it a most appropriate symbol of the Lone Star State.”