# Tuesday, 25 November 2008

We have all had those conversations in the pub where we ponder over which animal would come off better if the two had a fight. In a case of a crocodile versus a toad it should be something of an easy question. Not, however, if the toad is a poisonous cane toad. It appears that these toxic toads are responsible for halving the population of freshwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory of Australia. The toads are fatal when eaten and a recent survey shows that in just one year 77% of crocodiles have died as a result of eating them. So if you thought the crocodile would win in a fight between a crocodile and toad you might want to rethink your answer, it appears the ultimate winner could be the toad, despite the fact he gets eaten first.