Sunday, June 13, 2010

SOME FROG....Spiritual Sundays




And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind."
And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds.
 (Genesis 1:20-25)

Giant Cane Toad

A conservation group captured a giant cane toad in the Australian city of Darwin.
The beast weighed 840 grams (1.8 pounds) and measured 20.5 cm (8 inches).
The toad was captured as part of a publicity-seeking round up of the amphibian which is considered a problematic invasive species in Australia.
The poisonous toad has wreaked ecological havoc on native species and killed pets and livestock.
Introduced from Hawaii in 1935 at the urging of sugar cane growers in Queensland who were suffering from an infestation of crop-damaging beetles, the cane road rapidly established itself as one of the most costly alien invasive species in the history of Australia. Not only did the cane toads fail to control the beetle outbreak -- they couldn't jump high enough to eat the insects -- they feasted on Australia's rare and endemic birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals.

  
The Good News:
Cane Toads have been used as an implement to inform people of environmental problems.
And, we all need to be aware and understand this important issue.                                                          

13 comments:

  1. OH~~~My goodness,I am going to have to share this frog with my grandsons. When ever I see a funny or weird bug I always think that the Lord had a plan.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  3. Hello Ginger, Like you, I believe there is a reason for everything.

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  4. One of the many dangers when we play God and endeavour to use His creation to suit our needs!!

    Even then, though, God can turn around each situation has a 'learning' exercise :)

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  5. Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us. Very interesting! What struck me is that it is
    another example of how man manipulates the environment for his purpose and it back fires. This toad is one of God's amazing creatures- He designed it and has an intricate purpose and plan for it. We need to keep our environment balanced the way God intended it to be. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

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  6. I give you my heartful of appreciation for your prayers for my family. Your words of wisdom are comforting. -- Yoli at Apron Senorita

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  7. Holy Moly...it's like something out of a movie...huge frogs....fascinating stuff. I got to show this to my daughter. She's a tree hugger and so into protecting the environment. Thanks for sharing this.

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  8. crystal, i can't imagine finding one of these buggers in my garden!! it's such a shame that they didn't accomplish the job of eradicating the beetles...and then, on top of that devoured food that they should have left alone!! did the cane farmers find relief in any other form?
    this is so interesting, learning about your beautiful country...thanks for sharing, my dear friend :)

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  9. p.s. i was so happy that you passed the happiness award onto me...you made me feel like a million bucks! only thing was that i couldn't paste in on my page, it kept giving me an error message :( that's okay, i just held it in my heart :)

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  10. My goodness, these frogs are huge! We have a tiny one in our garden and that is enough for me!
    Thank you for sharing this information with us. Always something new to learn about.
    www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow...a frog that feasts on small mammals!

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  12. Wow, that is quite the frog. There are so many things to be learned about our world. Thank you for sharing this info.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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