Introduction

Cane toads are a major pest in the Northern Territory (NT).

They are spreading throughout northern Australia and are a threat to native wildlife.

Cane toads are toxic if the toxin is ingested or rubbed into your eyes. 

The source of the toxin is two large glands behind the eyes and on the back of the neck. The toxin is usually on the toad's skin, but can be sprayed lightly if the toad is handled roughly.

This guide has information on how to identify a cane toad, reporting a cane toad and how to get rid of cane toads.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017