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Old 03-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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March 30, 2007: Dog-sized cane toad



Laides and gentlemen, the cane toad. Not just any cane toad, but a really big-ass one! According to this BBC story,

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A giant cane toad the size of a small dog and nicknamed Toadzilla has been captured in northern Australia.

Toadzilla is the biggest cane toad ever found in Australia's Northern Territory and weighs just under two pounds, according to an environmental group.
Our Aussie friends are familiar with the cane toad, also know as the marine toad. They're a menace there, but you have to enjoy this big-ass one. Lookatim! Big guy!
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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That'll take a lot of licking
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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As big as a very very small dog.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:43 PM   #4
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:53 PM   #5
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Paris Hilton will have it made into a purse to carry her dog.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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This is all I have to say about that:
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:23 PM   #7
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I've been saving this one for a while. Doesn't really stand on it's own, but it fits right in on this thread.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:26 PM   #8
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thats a funny name for them, i'd a called em jazwazza's

us here in victoria dont see them at all
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #9
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/homer/ "I'm not NOT licking toads," /homer/
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:06 PM   #10
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Why is "dog" the universal measurment for the size of other animals? It seems like it would be more accurate to say that toad (undertoad?) is the size of a cat, or maybe a bunny.

I think the average dog is much bigger than that.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:28 PM   #11
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us here in victoria dont see them at all
They are currently approaching Sydney, believe it or not. Apparently the toad has adapted to our climate to such a degree that they are comfortable in cooler climates. Only time will tell if they make it down to your neck of the woods - hopefully not.

Brianna, it is just as well that you have no desire to lick a Cane Toad - they are extremely poisonous. They have two poison glands on their back, just behind their head, and eject this poison when threatened. They have killed millions of our native animals, though surprisingly some have adapted, and learned to eat the toads and avoid the poison glands.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:41 AM   #12
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Why is "dog" the universal measurment for the size of other animals? It seems like it would be more accurate to say that toad (undertoad?) is the size of a cat, or maybe a bunny.

I think the average dog is much bigger than that.
Because dogs come from huge to teacup, using a dog, you can't be wrong until they are pony sized.
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:45 AM   #13
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ewww....the guy holding him will need a large tube of Wart-B-Gone
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:05 PM   #14
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Brianna, it is just as well that you have no desire to lick a Cane Toad - they are extremely poisonous. They have two poison glands on their back, just behind their head, and eject this poison when threatened. They have killed millions of our native animals, though surprisingly some have adapted, and learned to eat the toads and avoid the poison glands.
Cane toad venom is used to create the hallucinogenic experience used in zombification, along with datura "zombie cucumber" and blowfish poison to create the illusion that they are dead. The guys designated as future zombies (usually for some really bad behavior) are unwittingly given the cane frog and blowfish poison, appear to die, are burried for a couple of days while the fugu wears off, then are dug up slightly after awakening in a coffin and addicted to datura while they work as slaves. Haitian traditional capital punnishment.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:09 PM   #15
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Obviously frogs, thank heavens or the kid in the lower photo would be dead.

I have Chinese sore throat medicine made from toad venom along with other delightful ingredients. The pills are smaller than the head of a pin because it is so toxic. But they will vanquish strep like nothing else.
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