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Thread: Toad problems

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    Hello Ac

    I have a pond that gets continually taken over by cane toads and forces me to remove all my fish and destroy most of the vegetation because they mate and lay 100s of eggs throughout the plants. I'm sorry if anyone keeps these as pets, but in Australia cane toads are a massive environmental problem and I can not encourage there their population growth.

    I understand if I have my pond higher up that the toads can not get in but I really want a low in ground pond.
    Is there a fish that can handle the toxins of the eggs and tadpoles? Or possibly a plant they do not like to act as a deterrent?
    As a last resort is there a chemical way to destroy their eggs and leave the flora and fauna alive? I doubt this is possible, but in the off chance it is I ask.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    I don't think anyone keeps these as pets. And they are well known as probably the worst invasive species ever.

    http://www.stopthetoad.org.au/public...r_property.pdf
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/no...he-right-bait/

    any help?

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    they are kept as pets here in north america. ever think about putting a fence around the pond? just big enough to keep the toads out? you'd probably have to dig it in-ground aswell because I know toads will dig.
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    Are they edible? People pay lots of money for frog & toad legs :)
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    One of my neighbors has a chainlink fence with lattace work weaved in it. I think that would keep those boogers out digit into the ground a foot and over the ground by 2 feet. I dont see them getting threw that
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    Thank you all for your replies I will fence off the whole yard and remove any caught inside.

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