Invasive toads a deadly threat to pets

Dog owners fear a particular invasive species for good reason. There are now record numbers of Cane toads in Southwest Florida.

“We’re not going to get rid of them, they’re here to stay, they’re everywhere, they’re breeding like crazy we just have to figure out how to live with them,” said North Naples Veterinarian Dr. Randy Eisel.

“Within an hour I can catch 100, easily 100,” said Naples-based wildlife trapper Ray the Trapper.

Eisel said if your dog licks a cane toad, it can cause seizures, heart issues, and eventually death. Symptoms can start in minutes, and right now the critters are incredibly active.   Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

They thrive in an urban area, eating garbage and dog food homeowners leave out. 

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