With many Floridians following the Governor’s safer at home order, homeowners have gotten to know their yard and neighborhood landscaping extremely well! One activity you can participate in while on your walks is the removal of invasive cane toads otherwise known as bufo toads. If you reside in North Florida or in the Panhandle, these toads have yet to make their way over; however, here in Southwest Florida they are commonly found in and around urban and suburban neighborhoods. The University of Florida has excellent resources that should be read and watched before interacting with these toads for your safety, the safety of native toad species and the safety of any household pets that may roam the yard.
Cane Toad Fact Sheet—: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw432
Dealing with nuisance frogs: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw394
Cane Toad Video Series
Video 1—The Cane or ‘Bufo’ Toad: An Invasive Impact on Florida’s Pets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1HUuxM7Zc
Video 2—The Cane or ‘Bufo’ Toad: How to Identify this Invasive Pest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMzLes3BaCo&t=529s
Video 3—The Cane or ‘Bufo’ Toad: Capture and Euthanasia of this Invasive Pest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCZlSVbOkWU