Eastern American Toad #22-3473 Release

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.