Goannas and the Rubbish Frogs

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Goannas and the Rubbish Frogs


The invasion of cane toads into Australia's Northern Territory's legendary Top End is having a devastating impact on goannas.

Cane toads, originally from South America, have hopped steadily into the rich habitats of Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park.

They are extremely poisonous and kill almost anything that attempts to eat them - including goannas.

While scientists struggle to understand the true impact of these foreign invaders and an effective genetic control is at least a decade away, wet season floodwaters are carrying the cane toads ever deeper into previously pristine wilderness areas.


ABC Gill Lomas, Dione Gilmour
Albert Koomen
Ian Watson