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Frequently Asked Questions

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Whilst many questions on cane toads are addressed here, it is worthwhile visiting CaneToadsinOz.com for great, up to date scientific information presented in easy to understand terms by Dr Richard Shine, a specialist in cane toads. There, he and his team debunk many of the common cane toad myths around.

General

Do I live within south-east Queensland?

Why are frogs important?

Why do frogs call and who is it that does all the talking? Males or females?

Chytrid fungus

What is Chytrid fungus?

How does Chytrid fungus infect frogs and what are the signs of infection?

Is Chytridiomycosis contagious and if so how is it spread?

What is being done about this? What can I do?

Can I transport tadpoles/frogs to my garden to establish a population there, or keep frogs as pets?

Cane toads

How many toads species are there in Australia?

How and when did the cane toad get to Australia?

Where is the cane toad native to?

Why is the cane toad such a problem? Does it eat frogs?

What is being done to manage this introduced amphibian?

What's this latest cane toad control breakthrough all about?

How do I know if I have tadpoles or 'toadpoles' in my pond?

I have got tonnes of toads around my place. What is the best way to deal with them?

I know toads are toxic/poisonous. What about frogs?

How can I tell the difference between a cane toad and a native frog?

For the more scientifically minded, visit the Shine Lab website of the University of Sydney where you can find the latest scientific research on cane toads, by Dr Richard Shine and 'Team Bufo'.

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