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In Praise of the Toad

In Praise of the Toad – Really?

Few things can annoy me more than injustice, prejudice, unfair treatment and unwarranted accusations. And when I hear comments like “toads give you warts”, I feel sorry for both the falsely accused creature and the ignorant person, who says so. I was really upset when during a practical exercise with live toads one Aussie student bragged laughingly “we used to use them as golf balls”. What a callous attitude towards a living organism! Even if it is as despised as the cane toad, an introduction to Australia from Puerto Rico gone badly wrong as it gobbles up anything that moves and fits into its mouth. —>—>