Animals of North America. Spadefoot Toad

Spadefoot toads are burrowing frogs that have large spade-like feet they use to dig tunnels under the sand, where they spend more of their lives in a dormant state that is similar to hibernation. But as soon as a rainstorm approaches, they spring into action the sound of thunder and the vibration of the raindrops hitting the ground are believed to be the cue that stirs the spadefoots into action. Leer más.