Australian Cane Toad

The Cane Toad , is also called the Giant Toad, is a very large toad that is native to Central and South America, but has been introduced into Australia a well.

The Cane Toad is a prolific breeder, the females laying a single clump of eggs that can have several hundred infants in the egg clump.

The Cane Toad is what is known as an opportunistic feeder.

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The Venomous Cane Toad of Australia

The Cane Toads diet, which is not the normal among its kind, is both living and earth material, which most toads don’t take in.

IT will, when necessary, eat carrion, or animals that have been found dead.

The Adult Cane Toad is quite poisonous, the poison secreted by glands, and its tadpoles too are very toxic, when eaten by other animals can make them very ill, if not kill them outright.

The venom from the adult cane toad is fatal to another very poisonous animal, the Australian Death Adder. So much so that it has been seen locked in the jaws of the death adder, killing both animals.

Because of its voracious appetite, the Cane Toad has been introduced to many regions of the Pacific as a method of pest control, such as in the case of Australia and derives its common name from its use against the cane beetle pests.

The Cane Toad is now considered a pest in many of its introduced regions, because its toxic skin kills many native predators when ingested. It has many negative effects on farmers because of pets and animals eating the creatures.

The Cane Toad adult can weigh in about about 5 pounds at its largest, wtih the largest weighing nearly 6 pounds and being about 15 inches from front to back

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