Sonoran Desert toads are among the largest in North America, at nearly 18cm long. Photo: Shutterstock
Sonoran Desert toads are among the largest in North America, at nearly 18cm long. Photo: Shutterstock
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Please don’t lick psychedelic toads, US park officials warn

  • Sonoran Desert toads secrete a hallucinogenic substance used in expensive underground ‘toad ceremonies’ in the US and Mexico
  • But they also produce a potent toxin that could make park visitors seriously sick

Sonoran Desert toads are among the largest in North America, at nearly 18cm long. Photo: Shutterstock
Sonoran Desert toads are among the largest in North America, at nearly 18cm long. Photo: Shutterstock
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