JANUARY 19, 2024
The Cane Toad is infamous as an invasive species introduced to control pests in sugarcane fields, but it has become a threat to local wildlife.
Among the largest toads globally, adult Cane Toads can reach sizes of up to 9 inches in length, showcasing their impressive stature.
Cane Toads possess toxic skin glands that secrete a venomous substance, making them unappealing and dangerous to potential predators.
Males have a distinctive and loud call resembling a high-pitched trill, heard during the breeding season when they gather in large groups.
Known for their adaptability, Cane Toads thrive in a variety of habitats, from urban areas to natural ecosystems, displaying a broad ecological range.
These toads exhibit burrowing behavior during the day to avoid extreme temperatures, emerging at night to feed on a diverse diet of insects.
Despite their size, Cane Toads have a relatively short lifespan in the wild, with an average of about 5 to 10 years.