back to article Cane toads pay dearly for stretching their legs

Scientists from the University of Sydney and the Department of Primary Industries have offered Aussies some slim hope that they will not ultimately be driven from the Lucky Country by rampaging hordes of cane toads who continue their inexorable march across Oz. Cane toads were introduced into Australia from Hawaii in the 1930s …


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  1. Francis Boyle

    Can't be true

    It wasn't mentioned in this:

  2. moronatwork

    Easy Solution

    Eat them

  3. Chris
    Jobs Horns

    Seperated at birth

    Is this the soon-to-be-ex-PM "little" Johnnie Howard?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    They're extremely poisonous, IIRC. I remember seeing a documentary about them a while back, where the Oz gov't was apparently offering a bounty on them. Led to all kinds of rustic guys in flannel shirts stalking the undergrowth with spears.

  5. Lee

    Easier Solution

    Who's up for a round of Golf?

  6. Peter Hughes
    Dead Vulture

    eating - bad idea

    They're poisonous. Some animals have adapted to be able to eat them though by either tolerating the toxins or just eating the organs that don't have them.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ask a hippy

    toad licking gOoD

  8. Mike Moyle





  9. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    Cane Toad Bashing

    I thought it was a national sport, playing cricket with Cane Toads.

    Disclaimer to tree huggers: Im not supporting this act, merely pointing out it's an Aussie national sport!

  10. Anonymous Coward

    shame on you! Can't you all just get along, and celebrate diversity? :)

    they're not pests, they're undocumented immigrants! Do what we do in California, hand em welfare, cash and food benefits, immunity from most laws and regulations, and set them up in the most powerful special interest groups American politics has ever seen!

  11. Anonymous Coward

    no lick the big ones

    Other kinds of toads perhaps (if there is nothing else) but licking this particular guy could kill you outright some freaks used to make toad skin stew but it was never a popular drug it made you more sick than high and cooking destroys some of the toxins ,so don't lick the giant toad.

  12. Anonymous Coward


    They're poisonous? Eat the bastards, punishment for unleashing Fosters on the unsuspecting world. Bah, can't anyone besides Jamaica make a decent beer anymore?

  13. Chris Miller

    They may be arthritic

    But they can still beat the Wallabies at Rugby.

  14. tony trolle

    Nice pets

    ok as long as you don't swash them, oh and the fact you get a 'buzz' if you lick their backs.....

    that 90's call comes to mind ...Assscidddd

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cane toads

    are the new rabbit

  16. TeeCee Gold badge

    A plague of Arthritic Australian Toads.

    They've cloned Rupert Murdoch?

    The Driza and the hat with the corks on it, thanks.

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