Notifications
Clear all

Poisonous Frogs

(@stt007)
Posts: 475
Reputable Member
Topic starter
 

I’ve heard stories about poisonous frogs on St Croix. I’m assuming there is some truth to this. Anyone know about them or can describe them? I’d be interested in photos if you can direct me to them. Thanks. Don’t want my dog to have a bad encounter.

 
Posted : December 11, 2018 5:24 pm
(@vicanuck)
Posts: 2928
Famed Member
 

I think they're called Cane Toads but others may have more information.

I lost a small breed dog who licked one.

I found the poor thing the next morning foaming at the mouth and dead.

They don't seem to affect larger breeds from what I've seen.

 
Posted : December 11, 2018 6:03 pm
(@afriend)
Posts: 525
Honorable Member
 

Yup!  Probably a Cane Toad - you’ll find a good description and photo here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_toad

 
Posted : December 11, 2018 7:24 pm
(@stxsailor)
Posts: 628
Honorable Member
 

If you know your dog licked a cane toad have it drink hydrogen peroxide (mix with something) they will throw everything up, and I mean everything.

 
Posted : December 12, 2018 8:02 am
(@Fishbait)
Posts: 231
Estimable Member
 

What about the whiteish ones with red eyes? People in Little Fountain who have cottages in a natural bush area have some of them around. They say that they are poisonous also... is that true?  Are they just albino cane toads? 

 
Posted : December 12, 2018 11:58 am
(@stxsailor)
Posts: 628
Honorable Member
 

Albino Cane Toads......great name for a band.

 
Posted : December 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Fishbait reacted
(@stt007)
Posts: 475
Reputable Member
Topic starter
 

Thanks for all the info!

 
Posted : December 13, 2018 12:21 pm
(@alana33)
Posts: 12366
Illustrious Member
 
 https://youtu.be/AMJkxD4z4N8 
 
Posted : December 13, 2018 12:56 pm
(@ohiojumbie4)
Posts: 6
Active Member
 

There are also white colored frogs thst will make dogs & cats very sick if they lick them or touch them with their nose. They have a poisonous substance on their skin. These small white frogs liked to hide in dark places like behind our hurricane shutters on outside of house or in the pool pump room

Ohio Jumbie

 
Posted : December 13, 2018 7:39 pm
(@dougtamjj)
Posts: 2596
Famed Member
 

I believe the white ones are the Cuban tree frogs. 

Tammy

 
Posted : December 13, 2018 8:35 pm
(@Fishbait)
Posts: 231
Estimable Member
 

Thanks for the info on the white ones. Stxsailor: L O L (might be a good name for Leatherback's next lager also.) 

 
Posted : December 14, 2018 12:30 pm
(@vicanuck)
Posts: 2928
Famed Member
 
Posted by: Fishbait

Thanks for the info on the white ones. Stxsailor: L O L (might be a good name for Leatherback's next lager also.) 

It would probably taste as bad as licking the frog too.

 
Posted : December 14, 2018 12:58 pm
(@alana33)
Posts: 12366
Illustrious Member
 

https://youtu.be/AMJkxD4z4N8

 
Posted : December 14, 2018 3:45 pm
(@vicanuck)
Posts: 2928
Famed Member
 
Posted by: Alana33

https://youtu.be/AMJkxD4z4N8

Shouldn't this be under the Poisonous Frog post?

 
Posted : December 14, 2018 5:59 pm
(@STTsailor)
Posts: 699
Prominent Member
 

How about toad fighting instead?

 
Posted : December 15, 2018 11:06 am
(@lilliechace)
Posts: 4
New Member
 

Thanks for the information on the poisonous frog.

 
Posted : January 7, 2019 1:09 am
(@jasona)
Posts: 85
Trusted Member
 

This is one of the cane toads living in my yard on the east end.

 
Posted : January 7, 2019 11:57 am
CruzanIron
(@cruzaniron)
Posts: 2531
Famed Member
 

I used to make little caverns for them to keep them around the house. They eat centipedes. 

 
Posted : January 7, 2019 1:34 pm
(@islandjoan)
Posts: 1798
Noble Member
 

CruzanIron, I have one or two living under my stack of galvanized hurricane panels, and I let them live there undisturbed. I can understand, however, how dog owners would not want them around.

 
Posted : January 7, 2019 3:47 pm
(@Fishbait)
Posts: 231
Estimable Member
 

We know a woman who lives & rents guest cottages in Little Fountain. She has at least four outside dogs of various DNA and history, all cool dogs. They will sniff the frogs but not touch them. They must have grown up in the bush.  

 
Posted : January 8, 2019 1:28 pm
Jumbie
(@ohiojumbie-2)
Posts: 723
Honorable Member
 

Digs or cats that are “outdoors savvy” will not mess around with cane toads or white frogs.

 
Posted : January 8, 2019 3:18 pm
Search this website Type then hit enter to search
Close Menu