Sunday Morning – Townsville: Woke with a thumping in my head
One of the great attractions of moving to FNQ was the opportunity of seeing my first live cane toad. No one told me that they go into hibernation for winter. Consequently the only cane toads I’ve seen are very old road kill – and as I’m only here for the winter it is probably going to remain that way for a while yet. For all its horror and problems the cane toad is a fascinating emblem of FNQ. The male cane toad (Bufo Marinus) can have sex (amplexus) for hours and it will do it with anything roughly the size and shape of a female cane toad. With an approach like that no wonder it is slowly taking over the country.