However, the US Fermilab notes that toads do secrete a substance from the skin that can be very irritating if it comes into contact with mucous membranes like the eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
Toads have stubby bodies with short hind legs, and non-webbed feet. Toads can hop only a few inches at a time.
While toads can handle dry conditions and can be away from water longer than frogs, they still will need to return to a moist area after awhile. Unlike frogs, toads tend to lay their eggs in long chains, not clusters. (All frogs and toads must come back to the water to mate and lay eggs.)