“This once again pushes against the boundaries of what we all understand about a toad’s capability. Whilst a toad’s expansion across the Lake has previously been put down to toads ‘rafting’ on reeds and floating logs, and while we have been aware of their incredible ‘Ian Thorpe’ ability to swim this is the first time that we have caught a toad swimming the length of Lake Argyle!”Ben Scott-Virtue, Field Coordinator, Kimberley Toadbusters.
“To see the footage of the toad still powering on so close to the Eastern shore might account for the rapid colonization of Lake Argyle. We now have conclusive proof that all corners of Lake Argyles massive shoreline have been found to hold this unwanted amphibian!” Dean Goodgame, Founding member and bloody handy fella to have about the Kununurra KTB Depot.
Kimberley Toad Busters will use the dry season to try and reduce toad population numbers around the Lake and to reduce the new breeding outbreaks located in some of the river and creek systems running into the lake.
For further information and copies of photographs please contact
John Cugley 08 91682576
Ben Scott-Virtue 08 91682576