Cane toads on the menu

With reference to Jennifer Crocker’s letter ‘Cane toad a goanna curse’ (Shooter, November 2018), I can confirm water-rats also know how to consume cane toads effectively since one night I found our last pond goldfish ($25!) being eaten by a water-rat sitting on top of the pond filter. It seemed to be saying “thanks for the Asian take-away”.

The following two nights, however, I found empty cane toad ‘suits’ in the same place with all internal flesh eaten bar a small, dark-pink liver-looking organ. That process has since been  mentioned in an Australian Geographic article. The cunning native Aussies may win the day yet!

John Cornelius, Cairns


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