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    Default Cane Toads

    It's bad enough that we get them at night, but a cane toad at 5pm in the afternoon just isn't fair!

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    Yuk.

    Always remember visiting my aunt and uncle as a child and the noise they made when being hit by a golf club.

    Are they poisonous to ducks and geese??

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    Pretty sure they are poisonous to birds. I vaguely remember hearing about one bird species (cant remember which one) which has learnt to flip them and eat them that way. Poison is only on the back of the toad.

    I cant bring myself to get close enough to hit them, i stand back with a spray bottle of dettol. Added bonus of getting Mindy to move away, she hates the smell.

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    Oh that's a great idea.

    I'm in Sydney so no cane toads thank god.

    We do have a large goanna at the moment who keeps coming into the yard, just up and over the fences as though they aren't there so I haven't put the pups outside unsupervised or without our big motor mouth setter to sound the alarm.

    The noisy myna birds also give it away.

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    Crows have learnt to flip them over, and leave the skin and poison glands. I think crows are soooo cool. I've heard from a friend that he has seen a magpie imitating the crows, but I've not seen that happen.

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