Translate from Latin my class name
And "Double life" will start this game
I hatch in water from an egg
I have a tail but not one leg
But as I grow my tail will shrink
And legs will sprout. "What's this?" you think.
Then suddenly, I live on land
And make my home in forest grand
I breath the air with each new lung
And catch a meal with sticky tongue
My skin is rough, but call them warts
And the true facts this claim distorts
What seems a wart is useful gland
That stops a foe from meal he planned
For they release a most foul taste
The wish to eat me is displaced
You might think I'm a frog, my kin -
But frogs have smooth, not bumpy, skin
No doubt the answer from you flowed,
And you guessed American toad!
This was a pretty big toad. I am pretty sure it is an American toad. He let me get quite close as you can see.