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Voice: Call is a dyspeptic, downward-slurred "errrrrgh," resembling the call of a young crow. We have heard them call from June through August, usually after heavy rains of 2" or more.
Habitat: Eastern Spadefoots are subterranean, coming above the ground during violent weather to breed and to forage. Breeding areas are temporary pools formed after warm weather thunderstorms. They appear to prefer sandy soils in which to burrow.
Range: Occurs statewide with the exception of the eastern mountains.