The Cane Toad is a Key Threatening Process to the Australian Nation
Declared by the Federal Government 12 April 2005.
Press Release 26th April 2011
‘Toads hit Rio’
No, unfortunately this isn’t a story about gender questioning toads lifting their legs to the beat of the Samba nor about the G8 politicians on their latest junket, it is unfortunately about ‘Bufo Marinus’ and their latest graft of new territory gained in our rather large ‘wet’.
Yes, they have hit Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond mine which leaves them only a ‘hop, step and jump’ to the borders of Purnalulu National Park, a world heritage listed area of great significance.
“The toad has moved much further than we anticipated, which is hardly surprising given the sheer volume of water we have had pour down on the East Kimberley”, said Ben Scott-Virtue, Field Coordinator KTB
‘The toad has given us all another surprise by showing off its ability to travel upstream almost as fast as it does downstream’, John Cugley, Administration Coordinator, KTB.
“The last place I wanted toads was at my work place” said Mark Watson, a supervisor for