Weretoads are notoriously tough. You can practically skewer them and they won’t die. There have been unlucky hunters who came across a weretoad and cut all of their limbs off, but the monster still managed to lash out at them with his tongue, only to draw the hopeless victim into his gaping maw.
Weretoad bites are nearly always fatal, with one exception. The weretoad bite will begin and immediate transformation of the victim into a were creature, but most creatures die before the transformation is complete. Bufotoxins retard the deadly magic of the weretoad so that a transformation can complete, but only for animals that carry bufotoxin…toads.
Toads have naturally occurring enlarged parotoid glands, making them a likely target for any weretoad encounter. Weretoads are evil, cursed animals to most Nnewts, so much so that it is considered unlucky to even speak about them. We are not Nnewts, so it’s okay to write about them in this post. Rest assured, your luck remains in tact.