Toxic Toads Pose Threat to Madagascar’s Predators
Published:16 Aug.2018    Source:Science News
The skin of the Asian common toad is laced with a natural poison that can kill nearly anything that tries to eat the amphibian. Eight to 10 years ago, the toad arrived in Madagascar and this species is now spreading across the island of Madagascar. Predators are not likely to keep the invaders in check and nearly all predators would be vulnerable to the toad’s poison, a new study finds.
That’s bad news for the unique wildlife that has evolved on this island nation off the coast of East Africa.