It seems that 70 years ago, cane toads were introduced to
While the can toads did their job admirably, they refused to become part of the food chain. Cane toads are venomous, and are toxic to any animals that eat them or lick them, as many dog owners have discovered to their dismay. So, while cane toads are controlling the Australian insect population, there’s nothing controlling cane toads.
Except Australians, that is. One MP down under made a public suggestion last year that the people of
Since his suggestion was made, there has bee a public outcry against cruelty to animals. They are afraid the youth who take the MP’s suggestion to heart will try their techniques on kittens as well as toads.
There are other ways to cause the Big Sleep in cane toads. The RSPCA (Australian ASPCA) has determined that rubbing hemorrhoid cream on cane toads will anesthetize them and then kill them. Brilliant! Only, not so much.
Who in their right mind wants to carry hemorrhoid cream around with them? Someone suggested combining these two approaches, and rub hemorrhoid cream on the heads of the golf clubs. This was met with equally silly responses.
There is also the option of catching them alive and sticking them in the freezer. Again, this might be a novel approach until some unsuspecting individual reaches for a popsicle and pulls out a frozen frog leg.
However, the best and most truly brilliant idea implemented to date to rid
I’m booking a flight next week.