Cane Toads in Australia


Academic will be sorely missed in Hong Kong

I was saddened by the news that Professor Paul Morris will not be allowed to continue to teach at the Hong Kong Institute of Education ('Paul Morris is shown the door at HKIEd,' June 26).

Monday, 2 July, 2007, 12:00am


Is this a case of democratic posturing?

Pro-democracy professionals have formed an alliance to 'help shape public policies' and some members are already eyeing seats in Legislative Council functional constituencies ('Professionals launch pro-democracy team', June 6).

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

SPCA outrage over 'cane toad golf'

An Australian city has outraged animal welfare groups by advocating that locals take up the sport of 'cane toad golf' - beating to death the country's most notorious pest with golf clubs, cricket bats or anything else at hand.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Daughterless gene' could stop toads in their tracks

The much despised cane toad, one of Australia's most destructive pests, may be about to meet its match - a 'daughterless gene' that would ensure female toads could produce only male tadpoles.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A live hot toady for a free cool beer

It's traditional for Australians to bludgeon the despised cane toad to death with a golf club or cricket bat.

Now another national pastime - beer - has been enlisted in the battle to encourage more humane killings of the toxic pest. For the past two weeks people in the northern city of Darwin have been exchanging live toads for a cool glass of beer.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

New trap has cane toads on the hop

A competition to find the most effective way of trapping the dreaded cane toad as it hops its way across Australia has been won by a mechanic from a town on the front line of the amphibians' relentless advance.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Invasion of the toxic toads

THEY'RE ARRIVING IN their thousands. Hopping, crawling their way across the dry savannah lands in search of the humid swamps and billabongs of the west. The cane toad is on the march - and has advanced to the edge of Australia's most famous national park, Kakadu.

16 Feb 2001 - 12:00am