Toad Day Out rules: 1. Toads must be alive and unharmed or they will not be eligible. 2. Toads must be at least 5cm long. 3. All toads will be identified by experts to make sure that no native frogs are brought in by mistake. 4. All toads will then be disposed of humanely and given to JCU and a local taxidermist. 5. Categories include heaviest toad and heaviest total weights of toads for people under and over 13 years of age. There will also be a prize for the school with the most toads by weight. LAST RITES: Blackheath and Thornburgh College students Sheridan Callcott, Jack Dahl, Erin Perrett, Hudson Fox and Georgia Marsterson will be on the hunt this weekend site for entertainment and there will also be free face painting, balloon art and a barbecue, and prizes for the heaviest individual toad and the heaviest haul of toads in under 13 age group and 13 and over age group. There’ll be prizes for the biggest toad and the largest number of toads.
Blackheath and Thornburgh College student Jack Dahl said he and his friends would be collecting toads from ‘‘ the Woggy’’, a drain which runs near the school.
For more information on how to take part, call NQ Dry Tropics on 4724 3544, Townsville City Council on 4727 9000 or you can log on to www. frogsnotcanetoads. com. au.