Fowler’s toad resembles the American toad, but the large spots on its back contain three or more warts. The warts on its legs are not enlarged. This toad is extremely common in the southern half of Illinois. Although it is abundant in almost all suitable habitats, it has a tendency to occupy sandy areas and stream margins. This toad also breeds in temporary pools, ditches and the shallow margins of ponds. Its eggs are laid in long strings. Its call sounds like a prolonged, nasal scream.