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Australia's native frogs beat invasive toads

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

The tadpoles of Australia's native frogs can outcompete invasive toads, scientists say.

The toads are considered a threat to Australian wildlife, leading researchers to investigate methods to control their population.

A study into competition between wild amphibian young revealed that the presence of green tree frogs reduced cane toad survival.

Experts now suggest reintroducing the familiar frogs to suburban areas.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

That's rule one of Australian Wildlife. "Don't **** with us". We've got crows here TEACHING each other how to eat cane toads safely.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

EEEPPPp tree frogs are so cute. Like really frigging cute. :sk

Ok, that said. Very cool that an indigenous species or few might be able to kick out the invasive species. I hope it works :)

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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