¡El Sapo!

El Sapo is literally “the toad” in Spanish but in Costa Rica it is the name given all toads and frogs. I’ve seen a smaller frog/toad in my yard but today before Spanish Class at my house this morning around 9:00 AM, our teacher, David Salas Castillo, found this big one in my jardin or garden.

Giant Toad or Black-backed Frog, Leptodactylus melanonotus
Not a positive identification – Atenas, Costa Rica

Dark color with light spots, guess 5 or 6 inches without
being stretched out, largest I’ve seen yet

Giant Toad or Black-backed Frog
Atenas, Costa Rica

And a late-breaking photo at about 5:30 while watering the garden:

Giant Toad or Black-backed Frog, Atenas, Costa Rica
The plant is 7 inches tall, so he is between 7 & 8 inches, a big toad!
And with more light than in above photos, he is not as dark in color.
Cool! But do you think he’ll eat my butterflies?

Costa Rica Named the #1 Happiest Country on Earth . . . AGAIN!   By The Travel Channel

Quote seen today:

“Not all those who wander are lost.” 

– J. R. R. Tolkien

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