American toads use body postures, touch and chemical scents to communicate with one another. One American toad can eat up to 1,000 insects every day.
American Toads have one of the most notable calls of all toads. They give off long trilling sounds and when they call, their throats puff out like large, inflatable balloons.
Contrary to folk-belief, you will not get warts if you touch a toad. However, the chemicals in toad skin are toxic to humans, so it is important to wash one’s hands carefully after handling one.