Thursday, May 24, 2007


Everything in Australia is poisonous. If it has legs, tentacles or eyes, chances are, it can probably kill you. I like to read about all the venomous creatures of that sun-burnt country because it makes me even prouder to have survived my recent vacation there. In two adventure-filled weeks, I did not get bitten by a spider, stung by a killer jellyfish, nor attacked by a sharp-clawed drunken koala. Nor was I killed by a dog-sized Cane toad named “Toadzilla.”

“The toad, weighing almost 2lbs, was captured yesterday by Frogwatch, an environmental group that wants to stop the spread of the poisonous species…. Cane toads have killed countless native animals, including crocodiles.”

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