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Florida Pets Face Threat of Deadly Toads

“It’s important that everybody understands that these guys live here.”




Deadly bufo toads in Florida are causing problems for pets in Florida, WPTV reports.

The toads, which are not native to the state, are showing up in increasing numbers, said Jeannine Tilford, owner of toad removal company Toad Busters.

“It takes one toad to kill your dog,” she said, “so it’s important that … everybody understands that these guys live here. We can just help reduce the numbers.”

The toxin that the grayish brown toads produce can be fatal when consumed by dogs, WPTV reports. Among the symptoms are “dilated eyes, heavy panting and red gums.”

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