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Toadzilla, The Largest Cane Toad Ever Discovered

'Toadzilla' Giant Cane Toad

A gigantic cane toad was discovered in Queensland’s Conway National Park by rangers. This enormous amphibian is being called ‘Toadzilla’ due to its impressive weight of 2.7kg (6lbs). Although the exact official weight of this giant cane toad needed for an official Guinness Book of Records entry remains unknown. However, it is believed that this specimen holds the record for the largest of her species ever found.

Invasive Pest

Cane toads are one of Australia’s most notorious invasive species and pose a threat to native wildlife. They were introduced into Queensland in 1935 to control the cane beetle, and since then have colonised a wide variety of habitats across north-eastern Australia. These toads can be fatally poisonous to native wildlife and have caused local extinctions in some cases due to their ability to eat and compete with native species for habitat and resources.

Studies have proved that this invasive species are not only detrimental because they are toxic but also because they spread more quickly than native species. Additionally, their large size allows them to consume large prey such as other frogs and small mammals.

The discovery of ‘Toadzilla’ serves as an example of just how quickly and large these pests can grow when left unchecked. It is crucial that we take steps towards containing their population growth before they cause further damage and potentially threaten native species even more than they already do.

Toadzilla has been identified as the possibly the largest cane toad ever found in Australia, weighing in at an astounding 2.7kg (6lbs). While she may be a remarkable creature, her presence highlights the need for us all to be aware of the damage caused by invasive species like cane toads that have been introduced into an environment where they do not belong – if our ecosystems are going to remain healthy and balanced for years to come we must take action now or risk facing irreversible consequences in the future.

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