It has been reported today that a giant cane toad, the size of a small dog, has been captured in northern Australia. This giant toad, weighing almost two pounds, has been given the nickname ‘Toadzilla’.
Environmentalists have been trying to stop the spread of the poisonous creatures across the country's tropics. The toads were introduced from Hawaii in the 1930s in a failed attempt to control native cane beetles. However, they have had a more widespread effect on other animals, and have poisoned countless native animals, including crocodiles and small marsupials which have died after eating them.