Giant Toad Measuring 2.7 Kg Found in Australia and Given the Nickname Toadzilla, Immediate Injection Dies


A giant cane toad (cane toad or Rhinella marina) found in Queensland, Australia. This animal weighs 2.7 kilograms and is recorded as the largest cane toad.

However, this animal, nicknamed Toadzilla, was immediately euthanized. "I honestly can't believe it, I've never seen something this big," said Kylee Gray, a ranger, quoted from CBS.

A jumbo-sized cane toad was also found in Australia in 1991 weighing 2.65 kilograms.

This animal is euthanized because it is an invasive animal that damages the environment. "Cane toads that big will eat anything they can fit into their mouths, including insects, reptiles and small mammals, Gray said.

The cane toad is native to South and Central America.

This animal was released in Queensland in 1935 to control beetle pests.

However, lacking natural predators, the cane toad species reproduced uncontrollably. This amphibian also includes poisonous animals that can cause cardiac arrest. "Local animals that eat cane toads die almost instantly when they bite them." This is a report from the University

Western Australia.

Video: Queensland Department Of Environment and Science via REUTERS

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