Cane Toad Research Paper

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Poisonous Animals The cane toad is an invasive species that came from Hawaii to Australia to eat the cane beetles. The cane beetles were causing a big problem as they were eating Australia’s sugar cane. Once introduced to Australia, the cane toad multiplied until its numbers reached up to 200 million. The toad eats snakes and lizards. The cane toad’s main defense mechanism is its toxin. It has parotid venom-secreting glands that are present at all times. Even from the time a cane toad is an egg, it has venom. The venom causes rapid heartbeat, salivation, convulsions, and paralysis. The venom also causes mucous membrane pain, severe eye irritation, and visual disturbances. There are 4 species of Pacific newts- the rough-skinned newt,…show more content…
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