349 - Cane Toads and Other Terrible Decisions with Animals

This week we look at the disastrous decision to introduce cane toads to "take care" of cane beetles in Northern Queensland. But they're not the first introduced species to run amuck; possums, lizards, fish and birds... turns out humans have been making bad decisions for centuries!


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REFERENCES:

https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/articles/1803

https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Threats-to-Wildlife/Invasive-Species 

https://australianfoodtimeline.com.au/wild-rabbits/

https://www.wwf.org.au/news/blogs/10-facts-about-cane-toads#gs.2i6ize

https://pestsmart.org.au/toolkit-resource/how-did-the-cane-toad-arrive-in-australia/



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