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Cane Toad Cane toads (Bufo marinus, Bufonidae) naturally occur in the southern USA and the tropics of South America.

Cane toads were deliberately introduced into Australia in an unsuccessful attempt to control pest beetles of sugar cane. About 3000 were first released near Cairns, northern Queensland, in July 1935.

Having no natural predators, cane toads have now spread and are currently distributed throughout Queensland's east coast, across the top end of Northern Territory and Western Australia and along the coast of New South Wales as far south as Yamba and around Port Macquarie.

They are a major threat to native animals on the far north coast of New South Wales.

Why are cane toads a pest?
Handling toads and frogs
What can you do?
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