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100_1065 possible poisonous toad

Observed: 2nd August 2011 By: Headlands Prima...Headlands Primary Haxby’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesHeadlands Primary Haxby’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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Masked Marvel's picture

Correct ID, you should add an

Correct ID, you should add an ID with the scientific name Bufo viridis.

It's only poisonous if you try to eat it... Just like our common toad.

Amadan's picture

The term of abuse "Toady"

Originated with the assistants to con-men ("Mountebanks") who worked the country fairs and other gatherings.
They were usually selling quack cures, and the Toady would swallow a live toad (while the showman extolled the venomous nature of the beast). He would then take the miracle cure and live to tell the tale.
Not one of the better jobs...