Thursday, September 30, 2010

Don't play with the toad. It is poisonous.

Dr Abe V Rotor
Toads (Bufo marinus) are nocturnal, they rest in crevices or under the shade during the day. The toad is a friend of the farmer because it preys on insect pest. But in Australia it turned maverick soon after it was introduced to control sugarcane pests. Because it is poisonous, the toad has been responsible for the death of dogs, cats, fowls, reptiles, as well as other predators to the point of decimating their populations and disturbing ecological balance.

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