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Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Poison Toad Invades Madagascar

The Asian common toad, a relative of the cane toad that has devastated wildlife in Australia, has been spotted in Madagascar, raising concerns of an impending ecological disaster similar to that seen in Australia. The cane toad was intentionally introduced to Australia in the 1930s in an effort to control the population of an agricultural pest, but it produces a toxin that is deadly to the birds, mammals, and reptiles that prey on it too. It is thought that the poisonous Asian common toad may have reached Madagascar by stowing away on a cargo ship, as the first sightings took place in Toamasina, the island nation's main port. More...
dusty
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 12:36:03 AM

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Scientist's do not report "sightings" and they definitely have not published in the journal "Nature" since 1997, which is the point the journal entered the period of being loyal to the media as opposed to the truth

Hence the article published which is linked to here from the free dictionary

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The Realist
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 8:59:27 PM

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Wow, them toads even look asian.
Maybe they could come up with an antibody.
They never should have taken it out of its habitat.
excaelis
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 10:01:36 PM

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[quote=The Realist]Wow, them toads even look asian.


Rather a racist remark, don't you think ?


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Archer5007
Posted: Monday, June 2, 2014 10:14:44 PM

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I am having a hard time understanding how a toad gets into a crate, loaded onto a ship and then invades an island without any help from people. We are talking about enough to at least start populating the place.
excaelis
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Well, 2 toads, they fall in love and make a bunch of baby toads, and then the baby toads grow up and fall in love with each other ( 'cos they're from Alabama, or wherever...), and they make a whole bunch of other redneck toads and the next thing you know you've got like a million toads all rockin' Confederate flags an' drivin' Ford F-150's all over Madagascar, or whatever the hell commie island they're on....

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