Cane toads in Florida

David McClenaghan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Bugwood.org

Cane toads are native to South and Central America and have become established in central and southern Florida. The poison glands on the shoulders of cane toads produce toxins that can kill pets or make them very ill. Cane toads should be humanely euthanized by applying 20% benzocaine gel to the toad’s belly and then freezing the toad.

Florida is currently clogged with these giant poisonous toads Posted By Colin Wolf

Learn how to tell the difference between a dangerous Cane Toad and a harmless native toad in this EDIS fact sheet by Steve A. Johnson and Monica E. McGarrity – Florida Invader: Cane Toad