Saturday 28 March 2009

Cane toads make it to Melbourne

Cane toads, that were deliberately introduced from Hawaii in 1935 to control scarab beetles infesting Queensland's sugar cane, have now made it to Melbourne.

According to the Hastings Leader a cane toad was found in Cranbourne yesterday, after a resident called Melbourne Zoo, unsure what it was.

It's possible that one arrived in packed in a fruit packing box.

The poisonous Cane toad is a resident in 500,000sq km of Australia.


Mary-Ann J., Palm Cove said...

Think of it as Queensland's great contribuition to improving the intellectual capacity of our Southern States!

Arthur Festerbestertester said...

i thought the lnp was a queensland-only party?