Monday, April 11, 2005

This sounds like fun...

Australia politician urges golf with cane toads:
"CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australians in the country's Northern Territory should start smashing cane toads to death with golf clubs and cricket bats in a bid to stop the spread of the toxic creatures, a government politician has urged."
I bet if you hit them just right, a .45 round would really make those suckers pop. How about this (yikes!):
"Cane toads, which now number in their millions, are so toxic that crocodiles, death adder snakes and wild dingo dogs can die of cardiac arrest within 15 minutes of eating a toad."
And this:
"Animal welfare groups discouraged people from taking up Tollner's call to arms, saying freezing the animals to death was more humane."
I still don't get why they think a slow death is "more humane" than a fast death.

"Female cane toads can lay 8,000 to 35,000 eggs at a time and may produce two clutches a year. The toads reach maturity within a year and have a lifespan of at least five years."
Sheesh. That's potentially 350,000 new toads in one lifetime. Almost makes me glad I only have to worry about fire ants. Whoops, Australia has them too.

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