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  •  How to collect toad venom (4+ / 0-)

    This is a great educational video.  The woman is very cheerful about her toad named Dharma.


    •  Amongst a plethora of raccoon tracks I once found (3+ / 0-)
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      a wad of tissue in what was obviously raccoon vomit.  It was the skin of a toad.  That must have been one messed up coon.  Some have speculated that the food washing habit of raccoons evolved as a way to deal with the toxic skin secretions of frogs.

      moderation in everything ... including moderation

      by C Barr on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 07:20:31 PM PDT

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      •  Most animals leave (4+ / 0-)
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        G2geek, C Barr, Otteray Scribe, sturunner

        toads alone pretty much.  They will eat frogs eagerly, but stay away from toads, at least after the first encounter.

        The Cane Toads in Australia have so much toxin that they kill almost anything that even mouths them.  I suspect it is the cardiac active materials responsible for that.

        Warmest regards,

        Doc

        Time for real health care reform, not just to patch the patches.

        by Translator on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 07:23:12 PM PDT

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