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My Giant Toad! | Marine Toads | Invasive Cane Toad | Creature Feature

July 25, 2019



hey guys it's and today is the third installment of our new series creature feature where I look at a different species every single week and tell you a couple of facts which you may or may not have known about them today's creature is a really charming little dude and I'm hoping that you'll find him totally awesome also just really quickly I want to show you this new necklace which I've got from the birch please studio this is an axolotl that I'm wearing today which is a kind of aquatic amphibian they are one of my favorite animals if you don't know about axolotls I'll try and feature them at some point but I just thought that given the animal we're going to look at today it was a rather fitting one to wear if you are interested in France shop I will leave her details in the description box below and if you're watching this Bragman hi Donna this here is my buddy and his name is Prince Charming how the species I have here today who is running away right now is the cane toad the cane toad from South America if he could just figure out where you're happy s then that'd be great toad but in my face Prince Charming is an amphibian amphibians are cold-blooded creatures which can live in the water and come out onto the land and phibian is usually begin life in a water dwelling larval state such as a tadpole which uses its gills to breathe underwater as the tadpoles grow change and metamorphosize they usually lose their gills and their ability to be fully aquatic there are a few exceptions such as the AXA muscle but that's a whole other creature feature cane toads can live between 10 and 12 years in their natural habitat in South America that would be substantially less because they do get predated on in their natural habitat food-wise cane toads can eat almost anything and this becomes a bit of a problem later on when I tell you a bit more about what their most famous for toads do have a kind of watery skin and it's a common misconception that if you hold a toad you're going to catch warts that's just not the case don't listen to that that's a myth let's bust it I said the skin so fun to play with I nobody doesn't appreciate it but I'm just like I must feel you in the wild cane toads can eat almost anything if it fits in their mouth they're gonna eat it their favorite foods in their native South America are beetles other invertebrates spiders fish the occasional small bird and also each other yes they are cannibals these guys are also known as marine toads but more typically they're known as cane toads and I'll tell you why they're known as cane toads right now in the nineteen thirties in Australia so all the way the other side of the world the Australian government were having really big issues with cane beetle eating up their sugar crops so the government had to think of the way that they could preserve their crops but get rid of the beetles and the government thought for themselves hang on a second light bulb moment how about bringing in a natural predator who'll eat them up and that way we won't have to spray our crop so in 1935 the Australian government actually decided to buy a whole load of cane toads they bought a hundred cane toads from South America unfortunately the Australian government didn't test out their theory they had planned that the cane toads would eat the cane beetles this just wasn't the case cane toads are very very lazy they're very heavy bodied and they can't really climb whereas cane beetles are very fast very agile and they can climb a very very well so often times whenever a cane toad would encounter a cane beetle the cane beetle would just scurry off up into the crop while the cane toad was basically on the floor thinking I've got a grumbling belly what am I going to eat instead well unfortunately for the native wildlife cane toads loved the taste of the native wildlife and most unfortunately of all is that these guys are actually poisonous there is poison inside these pouches in fact do you see these little black dots here which looks like paws will you be absolutely right if I were to massage those rather hard a big looking liquid would come out of them just like if you were squeezing whiteheads so imagine you're some of the native Australian wildlife you see this toad and you think this looks like a tasty tasty meal I'm going to eat it the second that you bite down on the toad and start chewing going to start emitting this poison and this poison is so toxic that it can kill almost anything it will kill the snakes it could kill a large mammal like a dingo it can even kill a fully grown salt water crocodile and you know it's not just the adults who are poisonous the tadpoles are poisonous and the eggs are poisonous to some of you out there might be thinking hang on a second how come the cane toad is so poisonous to Australian wildlife but they get eaten by animals in their native land of South America well that is a great question the answer lies in coevolution the animals in South America had thousands if not millions of years to develop some level of immunity to the cane toads poison when the cane toads were brought to Australia the native wildlife in Australia was taken by surprise and they haven't had time to develop immunity despite Australia's best efforts it's so hard to contain these guys and where Australia started off with only a hundred cane toads they now have well over 20 million cane toads are not just invasive in Australia there's also a huge population of cane toads in Florida some speculate that they are the result of escaped or released pets others think a more likely option was the amount of cane toads released during the filming of the 1972 cult horror film frogs which is an amazing film by the way you should totally go watch it the footage you see here was taken by my friend and fellow reptile enthusiast Jennifer Beth Lewis who lives in Florida here you can clearly see three wild cane toads raiding her dog food bowl remember never release pet animals into the wild especially if they're not native let me know in the comments box down below if you learned something new today I hope you did I hope you found something interesting even if you weren't a big fan of toads in general thank you guys so much for watching and we will see you in another video shortly bye you know where you just wave wave with your back feet Oh bye

31 Comments

  • Reply Emzotic July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Creatures!! It's a brand new 'Creature Feature', and today you get to meet Prince Charming, the Cane or Marine toad. Isn't he beautiful!? Don't forget to subscribe and follow in instagram, twitter and snapchat, using @emzoticofficial to find me!
    Huge love to all of you here on the channel. You all inspire me to keep creating <3 xxxx

  • Reply a ordinary human being July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    he’s a good boi 🤠

  • Reply HerreMeowCat July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    You should named him toadstool like don't starve giant mushroom toad.

  • Reply Max Looter July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Wow.. you're amazing I cant hold a toad on my hand

  • Reply nczipp July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Y'all, these things legitimately kill dogs here in Florida. Having my dogs get one is probably one of my biggest fears. They aren't really something to be kept as a pet in most cases.

  • Reply dankeditss July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Wait, so the toad can’t poison you?

  • Reply Shadow L July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I love your neckless🥰🥰

  • Reply Bank July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Ss

  • Reply Guide July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    that thing is huge. i thought my american toad was big, hes like the size of my eyeball

  • Reply Megan Elizabeth Deeter July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    2:06 He looks like a dad meeting his daughter's boyfriend for the first time

  • Reply Your Local Meme Dealer July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    phat boye

  • Reply Sara You July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I adore toads so much and honestly have started researching for future owning.

  • Reply Pigeon July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    He’s so ugly I love him

  • Reply Leah Lanning July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Are they immune to their own poison if they eat each other

  • Reply Katey Henderson July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Aaah! Toads, i hate them, but glad someone does!

  • Reply Brandy Hobson July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    FYI I know this was forever ago when posted but your “prince” is a princess males don’t get that large 😂👌🏻

  • Reply Ella Wangel July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    if anyone is interested, the population of toads in Australia now is 200+ million.. crazy

  • Reply Kaliel Santt July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Bom video.

  • Reply Vernon M. July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    he looks.. exactly like dexter

  • Reply trevor trapp July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Damn you are yummy beautiful

  • Reply Mezame9 July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    What sort of enclosure would they need?

  • Reply Amir Mu'tashim Billah July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    who got a phobia of that creature? like me 😂😂😅😅

  • Reply Nixon Enzo Saab and Tyss July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Em,
    Is it ok to handle them bare hands? We hear sometimes that the oil of our skin causes damage to frogs/toads skin as they have big pores and absorb our toxins?!
    Thank you for your help 🙂

  • Reply Phantom Trolls Stone July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Ur the reason my died he at one of those frogs

  • Reply Slash-Ubiスラッシュ July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Her necklace looks like a albino mudkip

  • Reply Ruff the Golden Retriver July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    How could I ever find a disgusting creature who killed my dog ‘awesome’? Why would anyone, in my opinion?
    But in all honesty he as an individual toad is best boi

  • Reply Laura Macleod July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I saw a cane toad when I was in Mexico last summer

  • Reply CH WyvernsYUN July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    crazy.. too big!

  • Reply Michael Cucco July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    What those toads exstreat is a very potent D M T that is a cure for depression and anxiety that everyone should have access to, but big pharma doesn't want you to know about that. You can squirt it on glass and let it dry then you can smoke it, just go to YouTube and see for yourself how D M T can cure depression and anxiety.

  • Reply Chara 55 July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    My mom used to say to NEVER touch cane toads cuz they are poisonous then i saw this video

  • Reply Yojana Henderson July 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    😂😂🤭😄

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