Does culling toads make a difference?

YES! Studies have shown that a concerted effort in culling Cane Toads can dramatically reduce their numbers over time. In our experience it doesn't take very long before native animals begin to re-establish themselves in areas where before they had been severely marginalized.




Rhinella marina


The cane toad is native to the Americas, and its range stretches from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas to the central Amazon and southeastern Peru, and some of the continental islands near Venezuela (such as Trinidad and Tobago)


If we can totally wipe out species like the passenger pigeon of North America or the Tasmanian tiger of Australia it stands to reason that we can at least make a sizable dent in the Toad population. All we need is the motivation and political will.


The cane toad is very large with females being significantly longer than males, reaching an average length of 10–15cm with a maximum of 24cm . Larger toads tend to be found in areas of lower population density. They have a life expectancy of 10-15 years in the wild but can live considerably longer in captivity, one specimen reportedly survived for 35 years!.

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