Claim: Photograph shows a 57-pound, pet-eating Sonoran Desert Toad.
Example: [Collected via Facebook, July 2012]
For almost two months now families in and around the border town of Rodeo, NM have been seeing their small dogs and cats go missing. A mountain lion was thought to be the culprit but after the discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo alvarius) yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure that this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets and they are hopping mad. This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. The Sonoran Desert toad is the largest native toad to North American but does not typically get any larger than about
Origins: On 24 July 2012, the Chiricahua Desert Museum in Rodeo, New Mexico, posted the above-displayed photograph to their Facebook page, along with the explanation that it pictured a
The Sonoran Desert Toad is a real critter found in Arizona and New Mexico, one of largest toads native to North America, but they typically measure only about
Last updated: 13 May 2015