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2.7 kg giant cane toad discovered

Cane toads are so poisonous that some of their predators are locally extinct.

The Australian Rangers In the brush of a coastal park he found a giant cane toad – a brown specimen as long as a human arm and weighing 2.7 kg.

The toad was spotted by wildlife officers as they drove through Conway National Park in Queensland after a snake slithered across the tracks, forcing wildlife officers to stop.

A euthanized toad

I bent down and caught the chariot. I couldn’t believe the size and weight of itRanger Kylie Gray described her discovery of the waterfall last week. “A cane toad of this size will eat anything it can fit in its mouth, including insects, reptiles and small mammals.“, she explained.

An invasive species animal was taken and euthanized. Cane toads were introduced to Queensland in 1935 to control the proliferation of certain beetles, which had devastating effects on local wildlife. At 2.7kg, almost the weight of a newborn human, the toad could break the record for the largest specimen of the species, according to the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

described as “MadnessThe department said it would end up at the Queensland Museum. Because of its size, rangers believe it is a female. Although his age is unknown,It has been around for a long timeGray said the lifespan of amphibians in the wild is 15 years.

Female cane toads can produce up to 30,000 eggs in a season. These animals are highly venomous, causing local extermination of some of their predators.

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