Poisonous Frogs  


stt007
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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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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.

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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? 

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

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Thanks for all the info!

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I believe the white ones are the Cuban tree frogs. 

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

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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.

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Shouldn't this be under the Poisonous Frog post?

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STTsailor
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How about toad fighting instead?

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Thanks for the information on the poisonous frog.

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CaneToad

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

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

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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.

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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.  

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

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