They even kill dogs: Poisonous giant toads in Florida

The cane toad is actually in Central and South America, but now also in many places in the United States, as the "Daily Mail" reported. They were brought in t

They even kill dogs: Poisonous giant toads in Florida

The cane toad is actually in Central and South America, but now also in many places in the United States, as the "Daily Mail" reported. They were brought in the context of biological disease control on several occasions between the 1930s and 1950s, to Florida, and have spread from there as an invasive species.

Milky toxic secretion is used for defence

The roughly 15-centimeter toads are covered all over the body with warts. On the shoulders, behind the eyes, and on the back you have glands, which are filled with a milky Secretion. When the animals feel threatened, but this Secretions, and poison the predator. In the case of heavy affliction, it may even happen that you inject your poison to other animals.

Due to heavy rains, there is at the Moment for the amphibians ideal propagation conditions, which is why they increasingly are seen. This is especially for the best friend of the people dangerous: If dogs ingest the poison through Licking or Biting, you can suffer seizures, dizziness, or even cardiac arrest.

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Dr. Steve Johnson, an expert for the toads at the University of Florida: "If your animal is a cane toad bites down or swallows, will be sick and might die, so bring it to the vet immediately."

threat to native toads

In humans, the poison triggers skin and eye irritation. Nevertheless, the citizens in South Florida will be prompted to kill the toads as gently as possible, after they have been identified. In Australia, there are already in some places, the Problem is that the cane toad has wiped out other native species, and should be prevented in Florida.

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Updated Date: 07 June 2020, 03:27

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