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Many of us have heard the old wives tale "don't touch that toad - it will give you warts." Is this true? No, toads don't give us warts. The bumps on a toad are called tubercles which can produce a liquid that irritates the mouths of would be predators and skin on sensitive humans' hands though. Learn more about the American Toad in today's video.
Explore the parks to find these amazing amphibians but please remember to always leave the wildlife where you find it. Next up, come back tomorrow to learn about the Common Watersnake.
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MetroParks provides opportunities to experience open green spaces near home. Pick the time of day that fits your busy schedule to spend some time with nature. Hike a trail, wander through natural habitats, view wildlife or just play! Please consider donating to further MetroParks ability to provide these resources.