Originally Posted by tempest
It might be considered an invasive species. Isn't there a type of toad down there, the Cane Toad I think, that was introduced to Australia and then it kind of took over and displaced a bunch of other animal species?
Yep - they were originally introduced to eat cane bugs, but bred and the population numbers went of control. Many native animals here are now at threat because they are poisonous and are competition for food sources. I believe that there are events held where you are rewarded for killing cane toads, and you get paid per toad ect.
Rabbits: same deal. Introduced species, threat to native animals ect. Also they dig burrows in pastures, breaking the legs of live stock, cost farmers loss of money and all.