Thursday, May 06, 2010

Cane Toads Confirmed as Established in Sydney

They have been moving south slowly for many years, but now seem confirmed as established in Sydney, NSW.

Recent news reports seem to have shown a small colony at a factory in south metropolitan Sydney, apparently from hitchhiker toads on containers.

It would seem to me they have not even tried to get rid of them, at least in a serious ongoing campaign. Suburban Darwin has curtailed and even removed many of the pests in suburban areas through an ongoing 'search and destroy" campaign, and it seems to have worked.

If they are restricted to a small area.............surely they can be trapped and removed. But it must be ongoing.

Read the news story here:

They are a real pest, and it is worth the effort to contain them.

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