Monday, June 29, 2020

Bufo Toad may Kill Pets and Human - Nature and Wildlife 15

Bufo toad between grass

Bufo toads or cane toads are poisonous amphibian, love to come to our backyard from near by ponds, canals or ditches.

The size of critter was about 6 to 9 inches (15.2 to 22.9 cm), considered quite big for frogs. Bufo toad colors could be:
- brown
- brown to grayish-brown
- creamy yellow (at belly part).
- has dark markings

This toad produces toxin called “bufotoxin” through parotid gland on the body of toad. The toxin dangerous to:
- dogs
- cats
- human in some degree


Location of parotid gland on body of toad 
(credit to Agriculture Victoria)


Toad (Rhinella marina) attractive to pets, cats and dogs. If they licks the amphibians, pets may get poisonous with symptoms:
- head shaking
- convulsions
- loss of coordination
- drooling

The cats and dogs lead to dead if they use their mouth to grab or bite the toads, because higher doses of toxin enter to bloodstream immediately. Dead about 15 minutes.

In case of human, there are several reports relate to consuming of Bufo toads:
- in certain Asian countries, people may dead after eating Bufo toad eggs or eat as soup.

Recently, several mainstream medias reported about “invasion” of Bufo toads in southern Florida. Their population are increasing dramatically, not as usual. If you are living in southern states, just have a look your backyards.


Have you seen this kind of amphibian in your backyard or garden? Take care.

25 comments:

  1. Hello,
    The Bufo Toad is new to me, thanks for sharing the info. I would not want an invasion of these poisonous toads. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  2. Thanks for your informative article 😊

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  3. Oh my gosh...I learned so much from your informative post!

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  4. per fortuna in citta' è difficile trovarli..Grazie!
    buona settimana

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  5. ...I have never seen one before.

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      Bufo Toad may Kill Pets and Human - Nature and Wildlife 15
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      Bufo toad between grass

      Bufo toads or cane toads are poisonous amphibian, love to come to our backyard from near by ponds, canals or ditches.

      The size of critter was about 6 to 9 inches (15.2 to 22.9 cm), considered quite big for frogs. Bufo toad colors could be:
      - brown
      - brown to grayish-brown
      - creamy yellow (at belly part).
      - has dark markings

      This toad produces toxin called “bufotoxin” through parotid gland on the body of toad. The toxin dangerous to:
      - dogs
      - cats
      - human in some degree

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  6. Tanza, The Bufo Toad, more properly called the Marine Toad is found in Hawaii and Southern Texas as well. Another equally poisonous toad is the Colorado River Toad but it isn't as common and its not invasive. It is found in Southern Arizona, Southern California and Southern New Mexico. Many toad native to the USA are toxic, but not to the level of either the Marine Toad or the Colorado River Toad. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  7. Hello Tanza, That was Interesting what you wrote and I once read in an article a long time ago that people suffered a lot from it, but here in the Netherlands I haven't heard of them being here yet. I also read there that these toads were once introduced in Australia in 1935 to destroy the many reed beetle population. But they are did'nt not wrote about it that its many gives danger with humans and animals like dogs. At that time there was than about 3000 Bufo toads were released in many sugar cane fields.

    And the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission wrote as early as in February 2020 about them that this toads also are there and comes also back after many heavy rainsfalls . What also a knowing is that, a female incubates twice a year and can lay 8,000 - 35,000 eggs at a time, the eggs are laid in stagnant or running water. Although only 0.5% of the eggs are became adults, it takes 6-18 months for the toads to reach sexual maturity.

    This dangerous toads also eat many different kinds of insects. This can also indirectly affect many plants, and the insects pollinating plants are all consumed, this means that the plants will suffer. This is why this toads causes a domino effect. If the toads eat insects that pollinate plants, their population therefore also decreases, as a result of which the plants are not pollinated and their populations are indirectly affected.

    And as last my message to you my friend.You must also be very carefull if you share a picture on your blog because it can be have copyrights. Because i have seen that this one is standing on a other website. You have to mention the source and the link because I have experienced this myself and a right may not be violated. I give you my greetings from the Netherlands and hope and wish that this dangerous toad soon will disappear. Even though I love everything that lives in nature. Some animals you'd better not meet.

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  8. This type of toad is new to me. They are not in eastern Canada.

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  9. Thank you for this interesting post. It is ironic that these creatures were brought into South Florida to control pests that damage sugar cane crops. Now they have become the pests, apparently!!

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      Bufo Toad may Kill Pets and Human - Nature and Wildlife 15
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      Location of parotid gland on body of toad
      (credit to Agriculture Victoria)


      Toad (Rhinella marina) attractive to pets, cats and dogs. If they licks the amphibians, pets may get poisonous with symptoms:
      - head shaking
      - convulsions
      - loss of coordination
      - drooling

      The cats and dogs lead to dead if they use their mouth to grab or bite the toads, because higher doses of toxin enter to bloodstream immediately. Dead about 15 minutes.

      In case of human, there are several reports relate to consuming of Bufo toads:
      - in certain Asian countries, people may dead after eating Bufo toad eggs or eat as soup.

      Recently, several mainstream medias reported about “invasion” of Bufo toads in southern Florida. Their population are increasing dramatically, not as usual. If you are living in southern states, just have a look your backyards.


      Have you seen this kind of amphibian in your backyard or garden? Take care.

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  10. A very interesting story Tanza. And a number of the comments are also enlightening. I'm sure these are not in the UK - I hope not.

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  11. I don't like toads or frogs and will have nothing to do with them. Don't know whether I have come across this toad.

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  12. I see them often in Central America. One time, I went to a flee market, and they were dried and stuffed like toys. Yikes.

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      Bufo Toad may Kill Pets and Human - Nature and Wildlife 15
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      Bufo toad between grass

      Bufo toads or cane toads are poisonous amphibian, love to come to our backyard from near by ponds, canals or ditches.

      The size of critter was about 6 to 9 inches (15.2 to 22.9 cm), considered quite big for frogs. Bufo toad colors could be:
      - brown
      - brown to grayish-brown
      - creamy yellow (at belly part).
      - has dark markings

      This toad produces toxin called “bufotoxin” through parotid gland on the body of toad. The toxin dangerous to:
      - dogs
      - cats
      - human in some degree

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  13. Wow, I think I will stay way away from them.

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  14. Luckily we have them not! Monsters...

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      Bufo Toad may Kill Pets and Human - Nature and Wildlife 15
      -
      Location of parotid gland on body of toad
      (credit to Agriculture Victoria)


      Toad (Rhinella marina) attractive to pets, cats and dogs. If they licks the amphibians, pets may get poisonous with symptoms:
      - head shaking
      - convulsions
      - loss of coordination
      - drooling

      The cats and dogs lead to dead if they use their mouth to grab or bite the toads, because higher doses of toxin enter to bloodstream immediately. Dead about 15 minutes.

      In case of human, there are several reports relate to consuming of Bufo toads:
      - in certain Asian countries, people may dead after eating Bufo toad eggs or eat as soup.

      Recently, several mainstream medias reported about “invasion” of Bufo toads in southern Florida. Their population are increasing dramatically, not as usual. If you are living in southern states, just have a look your backyards.


      Have you seen this kind of amphibian in your backyard or garden? Take care.

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  16. Oh they don’t seem very nice at all. I’m glad they’re not around where i live.

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      Bufo Toad may Kill Pets and Human - Nature and Wildlife 15
      -
      Bufo toad between grass

      Bufo toads or cane toads are poisonous amphibian, love to come to our backyard from near by ponds, canals or ditches.

      The size of critter was about 6 to 9 inches (15.2 to 22.9 cm), considered quite big for frogs. Bufo toad colors could be:
      - brown
      - brown to grayish-brown
      - creamy yellow (at belly part).
      - has dark markings

      This toad produces toxin called “bufotoxin” through parotid gland on the body of toad. The toxin dangerous to:
      - dogs
      - cats
      - human in some degree

      Delete

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