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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:35 am    Post subject: Gunn, get on a plane to Darwin! Reply with quote

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSSYD10000320070328

For a really big macro subject!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy This was on the TV about 10 Min's ago Mike Wink I said to Jan, look at this beast. All she did was look at me Rolling Eyes Shocked

Naa, its a monster for sure Mike.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now wait a minute here...if this toads skin is poisonous, what can we expect of the person who is shown in the image holding the thing? Think
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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Ramos wrote:
Now wait a minute here...if this toads skin is poisonous, what can we expect of the person who is shown in the image holding the thing? Think


The poison in most toads has to be ingested, or at least isn't very effective through skin contact. Hopefully the person washed their hands thoroughly after holding that monster!

Even the skin of "normal" toads in North America is mildly poisonous, and dogs who try to bite one usually get a bit ill. See the last paragraph of this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad

And here:

http://home.earthlink.net/~w0dfi/toad.html
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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh YUCK! Eating boiled toads for a cheap thrill Laughing Interesting links there Mike, never knew that about toads. I used to just pick them up and move them out of the way, when I happen to find them while out mowing the lawn, and think nothing of it. I suppose I will just prod them along with a stick the next time I run across one. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in the US, I'm just happy to still see a toad or two. About 30-35 years ago, I remembering riding in the car at night on country gravel roads and seeing toads all over the roads. Nowadays, when making the same trek, I rarely see one. World is a changin'

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