TOADS. Everywhere.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by phoenixbantam, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. phoenixbantam

    phoenixbantam In the Brooder

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    I live in south Florida, and it's been raining like crazy. I now apparently have waterfront property. There are tadpoles everywhere and giant poisonous toads all over my yard. Dozens and dozens of them.

    I am worried for the chickens and more so for my chihuahuas who would be more likely to try to play with one.

    What should I do with the toads? Relocate them? Kill them? I have no idea what to do. =/
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Put a glove on, pick them up, put them in a plastic bag and take them to a nearby pond or lakeside.
     
  3. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

    Sep 24, 2008
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    Do not under any circumstances LICK the TOADS!!!
    It's animal abuse [​IMG]
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Let the chickens eat them. That's good FREE protein!
     
  5. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

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    Quote:"""giant poisonous toads"""""

    those toads will kill anything that ingests them. by no means let the chickens at them.
    get a bag or something and wear latex/ equivilent gloves if allergic and dispose of those things.
    dont let the dogs out unless you are right there to get them off those toads.
    goodness I now remember why I havent moved back home, the frogs and toads up here give me the willy widgets. ewww eww ewww.
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    If you happen to have a la crosse stick handy, they make good frog catchers. Get a buddy to scoop while you open a bag for them to plop into. If it were me, I'd move them to a park or pond. If tadpoles are in something you can drain, do it, if not a capfull of bleach.....
     
  7. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
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    they are not native to fla, I would destroy as many as possible, they are also driving out the native frogs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  8. Where did the come from?
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    ok not native means dispose of them.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    OH! Missed that part! Doh!
     

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