Cane Toad Discovered in Woy Woy

A cane toad was discovered on an interstate delivery by a local Central Coast business.A cane toad was discovered on an interstate delivery by a local Central Coast business. Image; Central Coast Council

A can toad has been discovered at Woy Woy, according to the minutes of a meeting of the Coastal Open Spaces System committee.

The discovery was mentioned in minutes of the committee meeting held on may 29.

The minutes reported that Mr Jonathan Eccles from the Greater Sydney Local Land Services briefed the meeting on the cane toad discovery and said the bio-security team had been laying traps for their tadpoles.

Last week, the Australian Reptile Park said a male cane toad had been surrendered to the park recently, found near a dam at Somersby.

The park expressed concerns that more cane toads could soon be sighted on the Coast. Park General Manager Mr Tim Faulkner said cane toads had caused major species decline in Australia’s northern states and one being found at Somersby was extremely alarming.

He urged residents to report any sightings of cane toads to the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Source: Website, 18 July 2019 Central Coast Council, Media statement 18 July 2019 Tim Faulkner, Australian Reptile park.

First published in the Peninsula News print edition July 22, 2019.

LINK: Information on cane toad reporting and handling (NSW Office of Environment & Heritage) 

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