Hunt for cane toads in Knox Park

CANE toad hunting season continues at Murwillumbah tonight, when the latest muster gets under way.

The known toad-stomping ground of Knox Park will be targeted in tonight’s sweep, being held from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Before the hunt gets under way, Byron Shire Council’s Wendy Gibney will give a short talk about cane toads, and she will be available to answer questions afterwards.

A Tweed Shire Council spokeswoman said toads were an introduced and invasive species, which threatened Australia’s natural wildlife.

“The toads are poisonous to predators such as snakes and birds and large toads are known to eat small native animals.

“They also compete with native frogs for food and habitat.”

The toads will be captured, then humanely euthanised.

Those attending need a torch each and will need to wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and covered shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants should meet at the Knox Park Gazebo, near the lake, before 7pm.



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