Cane toad threat spreads to Caribbean

| 10/06/2010

(BBC): Cane toads, one of the world’s most destructive invasive species, have started killing native wildlife outside of Australia. Cane toads are poisonous, secreting a toxin that kills predators not adapted to eat them, and as a result the toads have caused a decline in native Australian reptiles and marsupials. Now scientists have discovered that the toads are also killing boa snakes in the West Indies, suggesting that other predators in the Caribbean and elsewhere may also be at risk. The cane toad is a large toad species, which secretes a powerful bufogenin toxin.

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  1. Sir Henry Morgan says:

    Finally a good picture of the Premier!