We found several holes like this on the ground under the tree canopy along White Rock Creek this past weekend. We weren’t sure what kind of critter made burrows like these, so we stopped and examined many of them. Most appeared to be empty. One contained a Gulf Coast Toad and some kind of snail.

So, is the Gulf Coast Toad the burrow digger or is he just a squatter? I can’t say. I wouldn’t expect a Gulf Coast Toad to burrow this extensively. If there are experts out there who can shed some light, we’d like to hear from you.