Toxic toad evolves to secure supremacy

He?s fat, ugly and poisonous and he?s mutating. He?s the cane toad, Bufo marinus, a species which was introduced into the Australian state of Queensland 70 years ago to tackle insect pests in canefields and has since become an ecological catastrophe.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 11:18 IST

First Published: Feb 15, 2006 11:18 IST