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Giant Toad or Cane Toad

About Giant Toad or Cane Toad

These are the largest toads in the world. The females weigh more than 2 pounds (1kg). Those bred in captivity can grow to be twice as heavy. They feed at dusk with little to no fear because their skin contains poisonous glands.

These toads originally came from the tropical regions of the Americas, but because they are so good at eating insects they were introduced into other parts of the world.

In 1935 they were introduced into Australia to control the beetles that were eating the sugar cane crops. But the toads ate lizards, frogs and small rodents as well. They became a destructive force in Australia because these toads do not have natural predators.