Wednesday, March 28, 2007

One for the Toad

Recently eaten: mozzarella sandwich
Recent annoyance: grinding my teeth

I am sure junkies everywhere are salivating to get their tongues onto the back of this giant toad. Rumored to have hallucinogenic properties, the glands on a cane toad are actually poisonous. Way to go junkies! Getting it wrong most of the time and too strung out to realize you might die.

Hunters Trap Giant Cane Toad

A CANE toad the size of a small dog has been nabbed in the middle of a "breeding frenzy" in Darwin.

The 861-gram male is the biggest caught anywhere in the Northern Territory, according to environmental group Frogwatch.

Measuring 20.5cm in length, the colossal male was one of 39 toads caught in a breeding frenzy, said FrogWatch co-ordinator Graeme Sawyer.

"The biggest toads are usually females but this one was a rampant male," he said.

"He is huge. I would hate to meet his big sister."

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