65 Answers

Does anyone know a humane way of dealing with cane toads? I don’t mind them, but my cat was chasing one (she’s mostly inside) & it worried me that she may get poisoned. Any suggestions?

Posted by Chantelle, 02/11/13


Want more real mum questions sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.
Ask your question
  • I was googling the most human way to get rid of cane toads and it said “The most humane way to kill juvenile and adult cane toads is to catch them and put them into a secure container with air holes (plastic takeaway food containers are ideal). Put the container in a refrigerator overnight which causes the toad to go into a coma-like state”….doesn’t sound humane to me though !

  • I’m distrurbed at some people’s responses re hunting and bashing them, yes they are a pest but some of them are the size of basketballs – you want that gunk splattering all over you? Plus is it appropriate to have children killing them like that? I’d sugguest wear gloves, put them in something sealed and put it in your freezer. Otherwise ask the local vet, rspca or animal park/zoo and of course make sure they are cane toads and not native ones although I think the native ones are usually pretty unlike the poor old cane

  • A golf bat lol no humane way of dealing with cane toads.

  • We don’t have them in South Australia, as far as I know. But I’d run a mile from one, if I saw one, because I hate toads and frogs. Perhaps you may need to make your cat an “indoor only” cat. Or you could contact your local council for advice.

  • check with your local council as they might have some good suggestions

  • Ooh I hate cane toads! Lucky they haven’t come to NSW yet! But I’ve heard they can be very deadly to pets so be careful!

  • I am so glad I don’t have to deal with these ugly things. Hope you got rid of them.

  • there are some good comments here

  • salt on their back, or a hit with a shovel, or put into a plastic bag or freeze them are all used but freezing would be more humane however I would not put them in a domestic freezer for health reasons. Men prefer hitting them with a shovel, women and kids find the salt method easier as they are too hard to catch. Better this then have them poison and kill your pet dog, cat or chooks by spitting at them or swimming in their drinking water.

  • Some good suggestions there below.

  • Hope you found a way! Creepy little things!

  • Check with the neighbours and local council. The neighbours might not have humane ideas but the council should. Also maybe as your local RSPCA.

  • how did it go :)

  • As kids we used to go ‘toad hunting’ with our bats and sticks. Let the kids have some fun? lol. There’s not too much you can do unfortunately, newbies will always jump into your yard.

  • What did you decide to do?

Post you answer
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

What is your answer to that question?
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your answer and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating