Group captures dog-sized ‘monster’ toad

We had some large toads in Hawaii – not quite the size of this monster though! 

These are not native to Australia, and are killing some native species – so the group “Frogwatch” catches them and “…stockpile them in a big freezer and then put them through a liquid fertilizer process”.  Sounds messy.

There is a video at the MSNBC link below.

 

With a body the size of a football and weighing nearly 2 pounds, the toad is among the largest specimens ever captured in Australia, according to Frogwatch coordinator Graeme Sawyer.

Source: Group captures dog-sized ‘monster’ toad – Animal Peculiarity – MSNBC.com

Comments

  1. It could have been 5800, or even 58,000. Even 580 is amazing to me. We think we know so much – but we really don’t. Not about species, people, or planets.

    We’re still learning – and I like talking with people that understand that. It’s amazing how many people I talk to that think they already know everything.

    Rob

  2. 580? Way .. WAY more than that!
    One scoop in the seas around the Philippines already yielded around 2,000 new species (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16990150/) … then there have been astonishing finds in New Guinea, and I’m SURE many many other places… new species are discovered by the thousands!

    I agree…

    We don’t know much.

  3. Richard – I don’t know why I am so obsessed with odd animal stories – but I am . Nature is fascinating. Just when we think we know it all, we realize how little we really know.

    I think I read (quoting from memory) that over 580 new species were discovered last year alone. Wow.

    We don’t know much!

  4. That’s funny. My wife is a science teacher and she was just talking about these things at dinner tonight.