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   Undertoad  Friday Mar 30 02:38 PM

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,

Quote:
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!


Sundae  Friday Mar 30 02:39 PM

That'll take a lot of licking



glatt  Friday Mar 30 02:40 PM

As big as a very very small dog.



Sheldonrs  Friday Mar 30 02:43 PM

If you want this one to turn into a Prince, you're gonna need some tongue action in that kiss.



barefoot serpent  Friday Mar 30 02:53 PM

Paris Hilton will have it made into a purse to carry her dog.



HungLikeJesus  Friday Mar 30 04:04 PM

This is all I have to say about that:



glatt  Friday Mar 30 05:23 PM

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.



Kagen4o4  Friday Mar 30 05:26 PM

thats a funny name for them, i'd a called em jazwazza's

us here in victoria dont see them at all



Trilby  Friday Mar 30 06:19 PM

/homer/ "I'm not NOT licking toads," /homer/



Slothboy  Friday Mar 30 07:06 PM

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.



bluesdave  Friday Mar 30 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Kagen4o4 View Post
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.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 31 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Slothboy View Post
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.


Gawa  Saturday Mar 31 04:45 AM

ewww....the guy holding him will need a large tube of Wart-B-Gone



Karenv  Saturday Mar 31 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bluesdave View Post
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.


Karenv  Saturday Mar 31 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
This is all I have to say about that:
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.


bluesdave  Saturday Mar 31 09:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenv View Post
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.
What you say might be correct - I do not know, but I do know that what I said is correct. Believe me, the cane toad has been well researched here because it is such a threat to our wildlife, and has *killed* so much of it. There are whole areas of Queensland where some native animals (I am including reptiles and birds), have been wiped out. There is nothing "temporary" about it if the animal consumes enough of the poison.


TheMercenary  Saturday Mar 31 10:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karenv View Post
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.
Cool.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 1 01:25 PM

I read an article where the author theorized Mary gave datura to Jesus on the cross, in order to fool the Romans.



DucksNuts  Sunday Apr 1 10:05 PM

Hey!! None of you wanna eat the cute little frog??

C'mon, I expected better.



Kingswood  Monday Apr 2 01:09 AM

I don't think a toad is really worthy of the name Toadzilla until it is the height of a respectable office building, is attracted to pollution, and wreaks havoc wherever it goes. Only one third of the way there so far.



Aliantha  Monday Apr 2 02:48 AM

The only good toad is a squashed toad. We have a national passtime in Qld. Late on summer evenings when the air cools down but the road retains it's heat, toads like sitting on it. Naturally, they make excellent targets for the wheels of cars. Often times, two cars travelling to the same destination will compete to see who can squash the most toads en route.

We also use cricket bats and wickets. Golf clubs and metal stakes to kill them. They also make good footballs except you need to make sure you have shoes on cause they feel very icky to the touch.

Toads kill animals. That's a fact here in Qld. It's why so many people spend so much time killing the mongrels during summer.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Apr 2 03:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingswood View Post
I don't think a toad is really worthy of the name Toadzilla until it is the height of a respectable office building, is attracted to pollution, and wreaks havoc wherever it goes. Only one third of the way there so far.
C'mon, anything that can kill you, deserves at least 2/3.


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