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Cane toads on the move.

With temps fluctuating up to 35 degrees yesterday to a low of 20 on other days, the weather is certainly not able to be very accurately predicted anymore. Sudden claps of thunder, a few spots of heavy rain and the skies clear with in minutes.

But the cane toads are out. Found 3 dead in the gardens and 4 more around the recently dug out pond. I fear eggs have been laid, a female can lay up to 30 000 eggs in a season so I can expect some to survive.

Unexplained the dead toads. No body injury, all 3 in very good condition. Recently read somewhere that cane toad legs have appeared on a Darwin menu.

I have become a lot more realistic to the permanence of the cane toad.  Millions of dollars have been spent on its extermination, even in this Shire, so my admiration for the determination and strength of this creature has increased.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2017/10/kiribati-the-angry-sea-will-kill-us-all/

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