Poison pill the latest weapon against toads

The pesky cane toad, which has played havoc with native species, could soon be facing death by its own poison.

Native tadpoles are repelled by the cane toads’ poison, but cane toads themselves are attracted to it.

Now, the University of Sydney’s Professor Rick Shine says work is underway to manufacture a poison pill to target the rogue tadpoles.

We’re hoping that we can come up with a relatively non-toxic pure form of the chemical that’ll last for a long time, Professor Shine said.

It’ll be safe to use [and] it’ll make it a lot easier to go and catch those cane toad tadpoles from that pond down the road — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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