Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Volunteers found a football-size cane toad in a pond near the northern port city of Darwin in Australia. It measures almost 15 inches (38 centimeters) long at 2 pounds (0.9 kilogram). It is one of the largest specimens ever caught Down Under. This type of toad was originally from South America and imported to eradicate scarab beetles proliferating in the environment, damaging sugar cane farms.