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And here is a picture of 10 toads riding a python - that's all.

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posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 03:52 AM
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So, this just happened - tweeted by Andrew Mock from Australia (of course, where else?):



68mm just fell in the last hour at Kununurra. Flushed all the cane toads out of my brothers dam. Some of them took the easy way out - hitching a ride on the back of a 3.5m python.


Apparently cane toads are poisonous and that's why they can get away with such juvenile snake surfing behaviour without getting eaten.

OK, I lied. The picture is not all, there is also a short video!




Some news outlets picked the story up. Here is the Guardian's version who also published the video above:

Cane toads snake a ride on python to escape storm in northern Australia

If you are thinking those toads were just trying to take advantage of the snake you are probably right:

Amphibian expert Jodi Rowley, a senior lecturer in biological sciences at the University of NSW, threw further light on the story, pointing out on Twitter that the male cane toads were in fact trying to mate with the python.




posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 03:53 AM
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And then it got sexual!




posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

It's like a toady Conga Line for lazy toads.

Party on Toad dudes !



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 05:27 AM
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Cane toads have been an ecological disaster for Australia. While this is amusing, it does indicate how totally impotent Australian wildlife is when faced with such an invasive and debilitating species.



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 06:07 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

guess since not very many Aborigines left, not a big demand for poison darts and arrows...explain the influx of cane toads?



At first contact, there were over 250,000 aborigines in Australia. The massacres ended in the 1920 leaving no more than 60,000. Since then, the population has grown, and by the next century as many as 30,000 people may legitimately claim aboriginal descent. Aborigines were traditionally nomads.



Well, after further looking into it, looks like they were introduced there in the 1935 after the massacre.



Native to South and mainland Middle America, Cane toads were introduced to Australia from Hawaii in June 1935 by the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, now the Sugar Research Australia, in an attempt to control the native grey-backed cane beetle (Dermolepida albohirtum) and French's beetle (Lepidiota frenchi).

en.wikipedia.org...

Might be a market for boots and belts, and bags to solve the problem?

Here is a purse made out of a toad.


edit on 31-12-2018 by dojozen because: added purse



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 06:46 AM
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originally posted by: dojozen
a reply to: paraphi

guess since not very many Aborigines left, not a big demand for poison darts and arrows...explain the influx of cane toads?


LOL...



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Best back rub this snake ever received!



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

it's like a bus for them. "hop on, mate, we're off to the pub for New Year's, gonna put some shrimp on that barbie, baby, yeah!"

I don't know why, but I find it extremely amusing that all the frogs are pointed towards the head of the snake, except for one is on backwards šŸ˜‚
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posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: 3n19m470

Their off to the pub for a few Fosters!
(Australian for beer).



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
a reply to: 3n19m470

Their off to the pub for a few Fosters!
(Australian for beer).


Yeah mate, have a fosters on me... It's not like any Aussie would actually drink the s# anyways.




posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

I saw that pair of toads in the picture and before I read the bit at the bottom, I thought it looked like that. My thoughts were, "That poor python, but at least those males aren't currently making more toads!" Way to take one for the team.

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posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Haha i figured that might ruffle a few australian feathers.



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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Wow, that is crazy! What a picture!



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Alex Jones did warn us about the gay frogs.



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
And then it got sexual!



It could just be a...*snicker*

Gay frog pride parade

Someone tell Alex Jones bahaha





edit on 31-12-2018 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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The one in front is known as Toad Mua'dib...



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: Lysergic

Alex Jones did warn us about the gay frogs.


Psst, they aren't gay. They're trans-species.



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