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Cane Toads: The Conquest

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Documentary


In 1935, Australians sugar cane plantations were sufferings huge losses due to a widespread infestation of the Greyback Cane Beetle, and in a bid to control the insects, farmers imported just over one hundred cane toads from Hawaii, believing the toads would eat the insects and save the crops. However, nothing went as hoped -- the toads wouldn't eat the beetles but they did reproduce at a rapid rate, and with no predators to control their numbers in Northeastern Australia, the large and ugly toads were...more