Department of Parks adn Wildlife

How do you report a cane toad?

Report all cane toad sightings in Western Australia, even if you are a visitor to the state.

To report a suspected cane toad, text your location and a clear photo of the animal to mobile 0400 693 807

Make a note of the date, time and location where you saw the toad and, if you can, take a photo of the suspect.

Removing cane toads

Be careful when handling cane toads—toxin produced from their shoulder glands is present in the skin of the back.
If the toxin gets in your eyes, nose or mouth seek medical attention.
For first aid advice on toad poisoning, call the 24-hour Poisons Information Line on 13 11 26.

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Cane toads secrete a toxin that is poisonous to people and other animals. This brochure includes symptoms and treatment for people and pets, and prevention.

Check your load for a cane toad

Cane toads are notorious for hitchhiking long distances, hidden in camping gear, clothing, caravans, farm produce, and any other spot they can find. Before you leave toad-affected areas, be sure to check your vehicle for stowaways.

Brochure - check your load for a cane toad

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