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    cane toads

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    Cane Toads are now a major problem in Northern Australia’s ecosystem. They have threatened and made many other species of animals extinct. Cane Toads are harmful to the environment and should be killed because they are growing rapidly, wiping out other species, and don’t have many natural predators. Cane Toads are native to Central and South America but was introduced to Northern Australia. The Cane Toad was brought to Northern Australia to get rid of pests, but instead it became a pest itself. Cane

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    The Houston Toad

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    “He estimated there are fewer than 500 adult toads in Bastrop County, and only as many as 2,000 of the adult toads overall”(Price Asher).The Houston toad population has massively decreased over the decades and there may be a negative impact if it goes extinct. Many factors have endangered the Houston toad and while there are many ways to save it, restoring their habitat is the most effective. First and foremost, the Houston toad, or Anaxyrus houstonensis, is an endangered species and it has some

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    The Cane Toad

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    Known as the largest toad in the world, Cane Toads are typically between 10-15cm long. They are a heavy-built amphibian that have tough, dry, warty skin. Their skin colour can vary between shades of brown and dark yellow (their colour depends on their habitat). They normally weigh about 1.3kg and have an average life expectancy of five years in the wild. However in captivity, they can live to up to 20 years. On their upper neck, they have glands that release a toxin. This toxin is highly poisonous

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    largest group of amphibians (Harvey Pough, 2001) toads has been a major part of our ecosystem but has also been harmful. They consume anything that goes into their mouths and are very harmful to house animals such as dogs, cats and other that are considered as pets. Invasive species such as the cane toad was introduced to help stabilize the ecosystem of the cane larvae that was eating all of the can leaves and causing the farmers their crops. The southern toads are native to Florida and can be found throughout

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    genus Rhinella, but was formerly in the genus Bufo, which includes many different true toad species found throughout Central and South America (Tyler and Knight, 2011). The cane toad is very large, reaching an average length of 10–15 cm, with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years in the wild (Tyler and Knight, 2011). The warty and dry skin of the adult cane toad is toxic (Shanmuganathan et al, 2010). When the toads are threatened, parotoid glands behind their eyes, as well as other glands across their

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    Analysis of the Australian Cane Toad The cane toad, Bufo marinus, or giant toad, was introduced to Australia by the sugar cane industry with government sanction, in order to control two specific pests of sugar cane. The grey backed cane beetle and the frenchie beetle. Native to Central and South America, the cane toad has been introduced to several Pacific islands as well. One hundred and one toads arrived at Edmonton in North Queensland in June 1935. About 11 sugar growing locations in northern

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    Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad Together When it comes to an artist, the perspective of the environment will be very different from individual to individual. This leads to the difference in technique and style When art and literature are put together the picture adds to the words and shows what the literature is describing, rather than just something to look at. Although Lloyd Bloom’s illustrations of MacLachlan’s, Arthur For the Very First Time and Arnold Lobel’s, Frog and Toad Together can not compare

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    Varying Patterns of Speciation

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    (Whitmore 1981). Researchers have identified two genera that contradict the location of the line: the macaque monkey (Macaca species) and the Sulawesi toad (Bufa celebensis) (Evans et al. 1998). Whereas geographical phenomena such as tectonic plate shifts, rising and falling sea levels, and climatic fluctuations have caused the morphology of the Sulawesi toad to remain fairly undifferentiated, the ancestral macaque monkeys have evolved into seven distinct endemic species. The zoogeography on the eastern

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    Othello’s Diversity of Imagery

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    recurrent image of bird-snaring, leading asses by the nose, a spider catching a fly, beating an offenceless dog, wild cats, wolves, goats and monkeys. To these Othello adds his pictures of foul toads breeding in a cistern, summer flies in the shambles, the ill-boding raven over the infected house, a toad in a dungeon, the monster ‘too hideous to be shown,’ bird-snaring again, aspics’ tongues, crocodiles’ tears, and his reiteration of goats and monkeys.’ In addition, [. . .] . (79) The play’s

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    He knows in his bones this is where he used to live. It's as if the feeling starts in his feet and works its way up through him, and he gets hotter and more intense, until he suddenly sees this 'brash' new building. 'Squats' makes you think of a toad, or something heavy and solid, and also squatting is when you live somewhere illegal, like the inn shouldn't ever have been there. When he peers in through the glass it's all cool and elegant inside, not the sort of place they would let in anyone

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