Zombie Toads

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Seacowboys, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Ok, I am quite sure enough decades have passed to allow the illegal substances to subside and I am not prone to hallucination on a regular basis. Last night, my wife directed me to remove a dead rat from the deck behind our house. I was not pleased with this task, as it had odviously been dead for a few days and did not smell pleasent at all, but I totally understand the concept that it is the duty of the man to remove dead vermin, kill insects, snakes, and such.
    The strange part is, that there were two very large toads that appeared to be dining on this dead rodent. I always thought that toads only ate flies and such, but these sure seemed to be enjoying a meal of stinky dead rat. someone help me out here? Toads don't eat rats...do they? These toads were much larger than your typical garden variety.
     
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Cane Toads eat almost anything they can swallow, including pet food, carrion and household scraps, but most of their food is living insects. Beetles, honey bees, ants, winged termites, crickets and bugs are eaten in abundance. Marine snails, smaller toads and native frogs, small snakes, and small mammals are occasionally eaten by Cane Toads.
    guess I didn't imagine it.
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I found this information about frogs and toads of Florida - http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/wild/pdf/wildlife/FROGS_N_TOADS.PDF

    Food Habits
    Most frogs have a two-phased life cycle, including an aquatic larval form (tadpole) and a terrestrial or semiaquatic adult form. Tadpoles are primarily herbivorous, feeding on algae and decaying organic matter. Adults, on the other hand, are carnivorous, consuming almost any prey that can be overpowered. Although the diet consists primarily of insects, crayfish, and other invertebrates, larger frogs occasionally take snakes, other frogs, fish, mice, and small birds. In natural habitats, fish usually comprise less than 5% of the diet of the bullfrog. On fish farms, as many as 30% of bullfrogs have been found to contain fish.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    strange SC...
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :shock:
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think they will eat anything as long as it can't eat them.
     
  7. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Add FIRST and it kind of reminds me of our own monkeyman
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member


    I think he is safe -- :D
     
  9. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well still no guarantees if I can still eat but thats beside the point. :p [ROFL]
     
  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    btw mm,

    your new avatar looks like Beef Porn....
    [ROFL]
     
  11. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Look closer, thats a pig carcass. [beat] :rolleyes:









    [ROFL]
     
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Better to keep them above the ground like that MM....keeps the toads from getting to it. [peep]
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Uh-oh. Pig porn? The web is loaded -- [ROFL] [booze]
     
  14. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yeah speaking of which, wheres pigfornicator?
     
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