This is one of the most common toads in Minnesota. It measures from 2 to 3 1/2 inches (5-9 cm.) long and has a squat body and short legs.

The basic body color is usually brown but may be red or even greenish. There are white and black blotches all over its back, with one or two warts in each of these.

This toad is found all over Minnesota in prairies, woods, coniferous forests, bogs, and even in gardens.