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Old 09-09-2015, 01:11 AM
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Exclamation Dog owners beware toxic toads.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featu...dogs-post.html

Very toxic to dogs. Can cause seizures within minutes from a dog just smelling one.

They aren't confined to just Florida. They can live lol over the place
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufo

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Old 09-09-2015, 05:27 AM
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I killed two in the last few weeks. They are pretty tough and quick. If you corner one you better be fast. There heads are real bony and hard to penetrate with anything other than a knife. Killed one last night having to use a piece of angle iron. Had to use a brick to drive the 1/2 angle though its head.

Had the milky white stuff coming out of the glands on the side of the head. My 2 little four pound dogs probably wouldn't survive an encounter with one.
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Crap. theres a huge toad I see on my walk every morning with my dog and I get real close and my pup sniffs it. Ill post a picture in a second. She hasnt shown any signs of distress though.
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Sorry for the bad picture; its a screenshot from a video.

I jerked her away pretty quickly and she drank water and seemed fine the hour after the walk. :shrug:
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Hard to tell from the picture. This should help you identifying it vs the non-toxic one.
http://www.fondrenpetcare.com/bufo_toad.htm

They only release the toxin in response to threat, I believe so if the toad isn't releasing it, then it may not cause an issue. At any rate, I just try to stay away - by the time you can identify it, if your dog has sniffed it you might be in trouble.
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What happens if I lick one?
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Originally Posted by WalkingTheDocks View Post
What happens if I lick one?
You'll get the last high of your life.
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We have some here but the dog needs to bite it. They need their mouth washed out with water or better I believe is vinegar. They froth at the mouth. Isn't nice to see.
My boxer barks when he sees them and lets me know. Otherwise he doesn't mess with them. Usually I move them out of my yard. They're great for eating roaches. I had one by my front door for about a week. My dog didn't even bother with this one and he was cleaning up bugs so I let him be. He went away when food got scarce I guess.
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Bufo Marinus
http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wil...fo_marinus.php
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They are nasty bitches,

I had a doberman bite one and his mouth was foaming like mad.

We took a garden hose and flushed his mouth out for a while.

South Florida has been full of them for years, usually the rainy season they come out use a 7 iron on them seems to work well.
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Watch out for the garden hose method. You want to flush it out but the pressure may force some in to the stomach or lungs and that's no Bueno. Soaked sopping wet rags that you switch out might be safer.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
That just isn't right!
I agree. Too much loft....I prefer a 5 iron.
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I use a broom stick with a 10 penny nail stick um and with a overhead back and forth motion fling them.
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a pitching wedge works best to get rid of these damn things in your yard

my dog has bit at least 3-4 in the last few years. Always starts foaming outta the mouth and shaking, I shove a hose in his mouth and let it flush for 10-15mins
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Thanks Cazybeard for your public service message 😃 it's important for people to know about these things they also call them cane toads and they can kill a small dog easily . We keep an eye out for them , I have three German Shepherds and have to keep watch all the time ! Hope all is good with you btw how is your Bahama property search going ? We are heading to Bimini tomorrow 😃😃😃😃
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JD the search has been narrowed down to Exuma. Love the place! Friendly people, low crime and off the beaten path.

I Found a waterfront lot although shallow for about 30k. Trying to figure out costs for getting electricity to it and such has been difficult. There are some fixer houses I'm considering also.

Have a great trip!
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