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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Ground 'Moves' as Cane Toads Invade Australia Park - * funny twist to this, also

It turns out that government workers is OZ aren't any brighter than their counterparts in America. They imported baby cane toads from Hawaii in 1935 to stop the spread to two foreign beetles (no, not VWs); the problem was that the beetles could just... you know... fly away! So now, these toads, some as big a dinner plate and who (at least, the females) lay 35,000 eggs a year, have become somewhat of a problem.

Now, who woulda thought that a toad couldn't catch an bug that could fly??

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