Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Toadbusters Step Up to Quell Invasion of the Cane Toads.
Cane Toads have finally hit Darwin. The poisonous reptiles have left a path of death and destruction since their introduction in the 1930s to assist in the eradication in crop pests in Queensland. They have finally made the long march to the Northern Territory, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction by poisoning.
A fun new blood sport has been developed in the Darwin suburbs as families go out at night armed with blunt instruments to quell the marauding toads, an interesting spin on Neighbourhood Watch.
The RSPCA recommends the application of haemorrhoid (try that one for the spelling bee tie breaker) cream and humane freezing, but it seems most Toadbusters follow the advice of a local MP to squish them with a blunt instrument.