Eradicating cane toads in NSW outside their current range of distribution
Cane toads have contributed to the decline of several native species and their continued expansion is likely to cause further declines in Australia’s endemic fauna. They also pose a threat to domestic pets. This supplementary brochure is a summary of the best practice guidelines, which are aimed at councils, state agencies, industry or other landholders in areas outside the current range of the toad’s distribution.
- 1 February 2014
- Office of Environment and Heritage
Native frogs are often mistaken for cane toads and accidentally killed.
To positively identify a cane toad, all of the features shown here must
be present as no native frog species would exhibit them all.
Many people have difficulty telling native frogs and cane toads
apart because they share some features such as warty skin,
a visible ear drum and webbed toes.