Earlier this month, Eastern American Toad #22-3473 returned to the wild! In Virginia, rehabilitation permitting conditions stipulate that reptiles and amphibians must remain in care until at least May 1, a more seasonally appropriate time for herptiles to be active. While Center staff often keep recovering reptiles until later in May, when temperatures are more consistently high and spring-like, healthy amphibians can often return to the wild earlier in the month, even if there are a few remaining cold snaps in the early spring. On May 7, the toad was returned to his home area of Crozet, Virginia, and released back to the wild.
Eastern American Toad #22-3473 Release
May 22, 2023