Briaunna Boyd ; 1st Period ; HNS Earth Environmental Science
What is it ?
What does it do ?
Sooooo. . .What's the problem ?
Cane toads in the U.S. are typically found in the lower parts of the states between Texas and Florida. The toads are considered an invasive species because they are killing off native species with the use of poisonous venom. Cane toad venom is a mix of toxins that mostly affect the heart. When an animal tries to eat the toad, the venom (a milky liquid) is ejected from glands located on the cane toad's shoulders. The venom kills slowly and efficiently. Although the venom rarely effects humans in this manner, some have been known to die from eating cane toads and their eggs.