The feral cane toad (Bufo marinus)

Cane toads, introduced into Australia to control beetles that were destroying sugarcane crops, are still spreading across Australia. They failed to control the cane beetles, and became a major pest themselves. Cane toads can harm native wildlife by eating small animals and poisoning larger predators that try to eat them. Household pets are also at risk from poisoning. So far, there is no known way to control cane toads across large areas, but scientists are searching for a biological control agent that is specific to the toads.

Author Department of the Environment and Water Resources
Date null
Year 2004
Publisher Department of the Environment and Water Resources
Notes Notes
Region Australia - national
Links https://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/publications/cane-toad/index.html