Cane Toad?

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Cane Toad?

Postby bronnie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:14 am

Please tell me if this a cane toad or ?
I have more photos if needed.
I have had an explosion of tree frogs and want to make our garden a haven for native frogs
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Postby Aaron » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:22 pm

Hi Bronnie,

Unfortunately that is a Cane Toad in your photo.

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Postby bronnie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:39 pm

Thanks Aaron
Wish there was a kind way to end the life of a cane toad. I rather suspected it may a cane toad be as all the pacific blue eyes fish in the pond have died.

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Postby Aaron » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:07 pm

The method that seems to be promoted by a number of groups is to put the toads in a bag or container and then place them in the fridge for a few hours and then finish them off in the freezer. This makes the toads fall 'asleep' before being frozen and minimises their discomfort and pain. Once frozen solid the toads can be disposed of in the garbage.

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Postby tropicbreeze » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:38 pm

That looks like a well fed male. I use the freezer method. They go into hibernation in low temperatures and are out to it before the real cold sets in. Then I use them as fertiliser in the gardens.

By the way, I don't understand why you'd think the Pacific Blue-eye Fish would have died because of cane toads.

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Postby bronnie » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:58 am

Thanks for the suggestions re disposing of the cane toad -I haven't seen it again so haven't been able to dispose of it


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