Toxic Toads Are Terrorizing Towns All Across Arizona This Monsoon Season

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale about how kissing toads can give you warts, but these desert-dwelling amphibians harbor something much more sinister. The Sonoran Desert Toad, which comes out of the woodwork during monsoon season, secrets a potent hallucinogen that proves more fatal to dogs than rattlesnakes. Learn more about the creature and how to protect your pets this summer:

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Did you know about the Sonoran Desert Toad? Are there any other critters in Arizona with deadly defense mechanisms? Be sure to tell us if you’re aware of any, and check out our previous article to learn more about what we can expect from this year’s monsoon season: You’ll Be Happy To Hear These Predictions For Arizona‘s 2019 Monsoon Season.