The Cane Toad

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The Cane toad also referred to as Rhinella Mirina is an invasive toad species that is native to subtropic South America. Although they are native to subtropical rain forests, they show a preference for areas modified by humans such as gardens and drainage ditches. These toads reproduce very rapidly and have very few predators due to the toxin present on their skin and parotoid glands behind their eyes. These toads are considered pests due to the havoc they wreck on the other species within the ecosystem.
The cane toad was first introduced into northern Queensland, Australia in 1935. 5000 cane toads were introduced as a strategy to control the beetle which preyed upon sugar cane. By introducing the toads it did nothing to decrease the beetle

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