A toxic, slimy, sexy concoction...

In the amphibian world, poison or "granular" glands are not the exception, but the rule. Nearly all amphibians can secrete toxins from their skins but most are only mildly poisonous. However, if you handle an American toad roughly, and then touch your lips, you may experience numbness for hours; eat the toad and you will feel thoroughly ill!

Use your mouse to scroll over the toad and see the poison gland.

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