Feb 16, 2006

Cane Toad

Years ago, the sugar cane farmers of Australia introduced the cane toad to control the scarab beetle population, which was damaging the cane crop. It worked, but there was an unintended consequence. They now had one more very ugly animal in their midst.

This warty creature is now considered an ecological disaster. They are wreaking havoc on local animals species and are poisonous. As they say, hind sight is 20/20.

Photo courtesy: AFP.

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