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Road kill "toad jerky" is highly toxic

sciencehabit (1205606) writes | more than 3 years ago

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "In their relentless invasion of Australia, poisonous cane toads often hop along roads, where their flattened, desiccated husks are a familiar sight during the long dry season. Nobody gave much thought to the fate of the little mummies' toxic compounds—months baking in the sun should render them harmless, researchers assumed. Not so, according to a new study, which shows that, like murderous ghouls, road kill cane toads can haunt the wilderness long after death."
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Duress for success (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36637558)

The article says "Live toads...typically release their toxins only under duress." So make sure you don't try to coerce one of these toads to perform an act that he or she ordinarily would not perform.

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