10 March 2010

Cane toad advance

The ABC has reported that cane toads have made it to Kununurra.

The cane toads were introduced into Queensland in the 1930s to help control the cane beetle, but soon became a pest to all of the native fauna. They are toxic when eaten by our local animals, and they have no natural predators here to keep their numbers under control.

They have been slowly making their way across our country.

People across the north of Australia have been working hard to try and stem the tide, but the toads appear to be unstoppable.

So frustrating!

Words from Wikipedia on the subject.

Photo from here

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