Terror of Ravenshoe veggie patch
WHEN Ian Teece sent his daughter Jarrah Buckingham this picture of a cane toad from his Ravenshoe property, he joked it had been eating his missing baby turkeys.
Ms Buckingham said her parents did not expect to find the mammoth toad in their veggie patch.
“Dad is six-foot-four, so it’s a pretty big toad. But, then again, all the locals reckon everything grows big up there,” she said.
She said her parents disposed of the cane toad after accidentally spearing it with their pitchfork.
“I would’ve liked to keep it alive because it was so big,” she said.
“You’d have to assume it was well fed, probably from living on the property.
“There are a lot of wild dogs out in Ravenshoe, so it did well to get that big.”
She said a number of animals had gone missing from Mr Teece’s 80ha farm and her parents had suspicions that the giant cane toad had played a part in the disappearances.
This massive cane toad was accidentally spiked in a veggie patch at Ravenshoe