Thursday Thoughts 2.7.15

Apparently there are too many aliens in Australia that are hell bent to destroy its unique flora and fauna, cane toads were introduced to Australia to eat beetles, and they multiplied like a menace, do you know a full size cane toad is so poisonous that it can kill a snake, dog?

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6 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts 2.7.15

  1. I have had several friends from Oz. When I get to the place I need to be, watch out for “Cane Toad Wings”, I have a large number of recipe’s that are just for the species of toad, and the recipe’s do not retain the toxins. So watch for the best way to cure the cane toad issue. I’ll hire kids to go out and catch them year-round. We will overhunt them until I have to close for the local extinction of the species. (I also still write letters to Santa Claus and sit in the fields and wait for the Great Pumpkin during Hallowe’en. )

    • What is this story about great pumpkin? I have seen a horror movie named pumpkin head but that had nothing to do with Halloween. Eating them will be a good idea for sure, in place of chicken, mutton frog delicacies (even though I will stick to chicken, mutton).

      It is amazing (not in the happy sense) how a species that does not belongs in a climate can wreck havoc there! Australia has too many to handle- cats that has gone wild, mice, cane toads.. the only harmless ones are the camels that has gone wild.

      • I remember even rabbits going feral. A sad commentary of an Empire who’s leaders did not stop to think what they were bringing in. But that was then, I cannot apply today’s common sense to yesterday’s world and concepts. As far as The Great Pumpkin, that’s my bad. Charles Shultz created “Peanuts”. I forget sometimes not every humor crosses lines.
        The Great Pumpkin features in Charles Shultz’ “Peanuts” cartoon strip and is a holiday figure (comparable to Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny) who only Linus van Pelt (younger brother of Lucy, one of the characters that sets up Charley Brown for a fall.) seems to believe in. Every year, Linus sits in a pumpkin patch on Halloween night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. Invariably, the Great Pumpkin fails to turn up, and a humiliated but undefeated Linus vows to wait for him again the following Halloween. and the story goes on as a running joke every year. 😀 I’ll send you some links, it is good for the child inside to get lost in.

  2. It’s unfortunate that so many species introduced to new habitats become troublesome. In a 1970s horror movie of giant killer rabbits, there was an opening scene showing huge gatherings of ordinary rabbits swarming and devouring crops and fodder in farm pastures in Australia. I think the movie was “Night of the Lepus” and I think can be found on YouTube. The opening scene was apparently taken from a documentary, though I won’t vouch for that.

  3. I have seen a documentary about attack of killer mice/rats in Australia, it happened actually and they killed livestocks, destroyed houses, crops… it too was an old incident, not recent!

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