Fine art illustration of a Colorado River or Sonoran Desert Toad. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Colorado River Toad was completed on 3.18.2012. The last toad I drew was supposed to be the last one for some time. But as I've started putting together collections of animals for my CafePress store (here's an example ) I needed a desert dwelling amphibian - and the Sonoran Desert Toad fit perfectly, and was a lot of fun to draw to boot. I don't plan to draw any more toads in the near future, but if you have a suggestion please send me an email . The drawing is based on a photo by Alice Abela.
The Colorado River Toad - also called the Sonoran Desert Toad - is a large amphibian native to the deserts the southwestern United States and northern parts of Mexico. They spend a large part of their lives in underground burrows, venturing out only to feed and mate and only when the conditions are right. As an amphibian, they absorb water through their skin, therefore the arid, dry air of the desert during daylight hours is an unsuitable environment for them. They are one of North America's largest amphibians, reaching lengths of up to 7 inches. They are noted for their skin and venom, which has 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin in them, making them what's called a 'psychoactive toad' - in which the chemicals in the toad can be used to obtain an altered state of consciousness when ingested by humans.