The American Toad & Fowler's Toad Here we see an American toad plotting the perfect date for the fellow fowler's toad. Can he pull it off?
What month is it again?
Hey girl wanna come and get some flies with me?
Ouch. Looks like our little lady-killer got himself a little unlucky today.
Sorry, I'm more of an August girl. Hop along, boy.
It's June, why do you ask? Got plans? ;)
The poor toad leaves, defeated. Why did this happen to him? Is he not good looking? No, he looks just like the other lady-toad. The only explanation is TEMPORAL ISOLATION!!
Temporal Isolation is a result of two animals of the same species being incompatible mates with each other, because of having different breeding seasons. In the case of the American toad, he only mates in the early summer. As for the Fowler's toad, she's only interested in bearing offspring in the late summer months.
You mean I'm not at a complete loss?
Of course not! You just need to lift your head up and focus on the early summer ladies, like yourself. Go get 'em tiger!
Thanks, but I'm a toad.
And off he goes, to compete with all of the other toads for the perfect date.