Move Over Murder Hornets, Dog-Killing Giant Toads Are the New Threat to Us in 2020

Giant cane toad, photo by Brian Gratwicke via Flickr.

Just a month ago, we were worried about murder hornets, the giant insects native to Asia that were threatening to spread in North America. So far (thankfully!) the murder hornet invasion has largely failed to materialize, but there’s a new critter plague threatening our wellbeing: Rhinella marina, the giant cane toad.

Growing to a size of up to nine inches, the giant cane toad is the world’s largest toad and a voracious eater, consuming large quantities of not just insects but other smaller frogs and toads, bird’s eggs, and small mammals. They also have large poisonous glands behind their eyes that
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