Last night Mesa pounced something while we were sitting outside. I investigated, and it was either the same toad from the night before or a different one. I think it is a Great Plains Toad They live in the uplands and hunt mainly at night. They burrow during the day. I put him in the garden so that he will hopefully eat bugs that may be threatening my crops. He was a cute lil bugger!
Oh, and the subject line comes from the song "Valley Girl." The scientific name of the toad is Bufo cognatus. Now THAT'S punny!