Beware the super-toad

Beware the super-toad

Cane toad populations have grown rapidly in recent years with the emergence of a stronger, larger and more adaptive front line. Cane toads leading the assault across Australia have undergone a genetic transformation to become super toads.
 
A new study has revealed that not only has the troublesome pest grown in population but also moves 5 times the speed that it once used to. Ella McDougall speaks to Ben Phillips, an author of the study, to find out why the cane toads are growing and what this could mean for pest control.
 
Also co-produced by Rachel Worsley. Broadcast on 5 August 2013 for The Wire, 2ser 107.3FM. 

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