American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)
Hiding under a wood pile in a disturbed area surrounded by a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest.
I'm not sure if this is a melanic individual or if this is within the normal color range of this species! It was a first for me!
The American toad is a common species of toad found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. It is divided into three subspecies—the eastern American toad, the dwarf American toad, and the rare Hudson Bay toad.