Hundreds of Toads Migrate Through Stevens Point

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Employees at Welling Kitchen and Bath started their work week with some unique visitors Monday morning.

Hundreds of baby toad hopped around outside the business, so many that Kate Wilfahrt says she couldn't open the door. “I walked up to the door and I could barely open it because they were lining it,” she explained.

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point ecology student Matthew Rucker says the American Toads are likely coming from McDill Pond which is only a couple blocks from the business.

“it's not uncommon to find them even a mile or two from their source,” said Rucker.

B.J. Welling, the owner of Welling Kitchen and Bath says they don't mind the toads. “I think it's a nice diversion to come to work and have baby toads jumping around it's never happened to me in my 17 years here.”

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