[Slowhand] EC touring down under
mowdamowda at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 9 00:12:14 EDT 2006
>...although some of your critters are a little creepy. Aren't there
millions of horrible poisonous toads overrunning the country? Maybe they
remind >EC of a few too many drum solos...
If you stay well clear of the government in Canberra, you won't see any of
those little creepy critters.
But getting back to the cane toads, there was a problem with beetles
infesting sugar cane early last century. It was decided to bring the cane
toads in from Hawaii (I think) to feed on these beetles. Well the beetles
just flew away when the cane toads approached and the cane toads stayed and
multiplied at an amazing rate. As you can see quite a bit of thought went
into importing such an animal. Well, as much thought as you can get between
one beer and the next.
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