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Online Toad Busting Competition – get involved!

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

This is a Tweed focussed event, but anyone can watch the video and join in the fun!

Let’s work together with your community to control cane toads!

Cane toads are highly toxic presenting significant danger to pets, wildlife and agriculture. The plague is spreading at an alarming rate, and we need to work together to reduce their numbers and reclaim our properties and natural areas.

Log on to Facebook and join the toad busting fun from your own home!

Due to Covid restrictions we have adapted our first toad busting event to be online. The event will air on the Watergum Facebook page at 7pm on October 7th and will teach you everything you need to know about cane toads, toad busting and native frog ID and our invasive species coordinators will be online to answer your questions. After that, the competition begins!

Don’t worry if you miss the 7pm event. The video will remain online for you to watch at your leisure. However, you might just have to wait a bit longer to get your queries answered.
From 7pm on Thursday the 7th of October, you will have 1 week to collect and log as many cane toads as you can from your property and surrounding area. Compete on your own or with your family, there are some fun prises up for the team who busts the most toads!

The online event will begin at 7:00pm where an informative toad busting video will go live. From 7:30pm – 8:00pm Watergum officers will still be online to interact with participants and answer any questions that may come up. Participants may begin toad busting in their backyard or neighbourhood any time after viewing the video.

Equipment you will need – To join in the competition, you will need;
– a bucket with a lid
– some gloves
– a torch
– a pick-up stick (optional)

You will also need some designated toad tubs for your fridge and freezer to humanely euthanise your toads.
Let’s make a difference, let’s impact cane toads!

This event is funded by Tweed Shire Council for the purpose of community cane toad control.
Please ensure that you are aware of current Covid-19 restrictions.

For more information contact canetoads@watergum.org

Details

Date:
October 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Online