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(Tampa Bay Online)   Hide your dogs, Florida, there are dog-killing toads on the loose   ( divider line
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2012-10-09 09:59:06 PM  
... Your dog wants frogsicle... 0.o
2012-10-09 09:59:48 PM  
Bufo toads are considered a nuisance, said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

They aren't natives, he said.

"Bufo toads?" This five times in the article, for fark's sake. There is no "Bufo toad," or rather there are lots, as Bufo is the Latin name of a whole genus of toads, many species of which are native to the U.S. Bufo marinus is the Marine, Giant, or Cane Toad, the problem one in the article. And its name has been changed more or less officially to Rhinella marina anyway, though that hasn't been adopted by everyone.

"Bufo toad." Sheesh.
2012-10-10 11:14:01 AM  
Dimensio: gopher321: Time to import something even more toxic to kill the toads - I suggest RADIOACTIVE FLIES

Does this end with gorillas dying in the first winter frost?

from wiki Many species prey on the cane toad in its native habitat, including the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris), the banded cat-eyed snake (Leptodeira annulata), the eel (family: Anguillidae), various species of killifish,[47] the rock flagtail (Kuhlia rupestris), some species of catfish (order: Siluriformes). some species of ibis (subfamily: Threskiornithinae).[47] and Paraponera clavata (bullet ants). Predators outside the cane toad's native range include the whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus), the rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster), the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the water monitor (Varanus salvator). There have been occasional reports of the tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) and the Papuan frogmouth (Podargus papuensis)[48] feeding on cane toads. Opossums of the Didelphis genus likely can eat cane toads with impunity
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