Native frogs are being confused for cane toads in fatal case of mistaken identity | ABC News

As cane toads infiltrate deeper into NSW, recent sightings on the state’s Mid North Coast have sparked concerns more native frogs are being caught up in a fatal case of mistaken identity.

Of the 32 suspected cane toads reported on average in NSW annually, more than a third have been misidentified for Australian frogs, according to the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

A feeling of dread dawned on Coffs Harbour resident Rachael Wood at the sight of a taxidermied cane toad and an endangered giant barred frog held side by side during a recent tour of the local Frogarium — a zoo of native Australian frogs.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-07/native-frog-confused-for-cane-toad-in-case-of-mistaken-identity/12032848

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