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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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Topic starter Posted : December 11, 2018 5:24 pm
vicanuck
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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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Posted : December 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Afriend
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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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Posted : December 11, 2018 7:24 pm
stxsailor
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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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Posted : December 12, 2018 8:02 am
Fishbait
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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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Posted : December 12, 2018 11:58 am
stxsailor
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Albino Cane Toads......great name for a band.

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Posted : December 12, 2018 3:17 pm
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stt007
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Thanks for all the info!

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Topic starter Posted : December 13, 2018 12:21 pm
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Posted : December 13, 2018 12:56 pm
OhioJumbie
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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

Ohio Jumbie

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Posted : December 13, 2018 7:39 pm
dougtamjj
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I believe the white ones are the Cuban tree frogs. 

Tammy

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Posted : December 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Fishbait
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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 : December 14, 2018 12:30 pm
vicanuck
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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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Posted : December 14, 2018 12:58 pm
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Posted : December 14, 2018 3:45 pm
vicanuck
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Posted by: Alana33

Shouldn't this be under the Poisonous Frog post?

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Posted : December 14, 2018 5:59 pm
STTsailor
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How about toad fighting instead?

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Posted : December 15, 2018 11:06 am
Lilliechace
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Thanks for the information on the poisonous frog.

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Posted : January 7, 2019 1:09 am
jasona
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CaneToad

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

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Posted : January 7, 2019 11:57 am
CruzanIron
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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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Posted : January 7, 2019 1:34 pm
islandjoan
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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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Posted : January 7, 2019 3:47 pm
Fishbait
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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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Posted : January 8, 2019 1:28 pm
Jumbie
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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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Posted : January 8, 2019 3:18 pm
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