Toads Used as Fertilizer

By: Cowbag - Published: Mar 30, 2007 • References: bbc
A cane toad the size of a small dog has been captured in Australia. Cane Toads are considered an environmental hazard in Australia since been introduced in 1930's, and thought responsible for killing countless numbers of animals. The massive toad was found on a pond raid in Darwin, and is the size of a football weighing in at a massive 2 pounds. What was even more unusual is that the largest toads are normally female but this was a "rampant male."

Known as the Toad Buster project, Frogwatch, conducts raids on local water holes, blinding the toads with bright lights then scooping them up. They are then killed with carbon dioxide gas and stockpiled in a large freezer. When enough have been gathered the dead toads are put through a detoxifying process that is said to turn them into brilliant fertilizer.

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