Toads cop a caning

ROLL UP, roll up this Sunday to the Yamba Golf and Country Club for the 8th Annual Cane Toad Round-up.

Yes folks the cane toad roundup is on again Sunday, from 6:30 pm, and once again it promises fun and frivolity for the whole family.

But for those unable to attend and want to help reduce the cane toad population in the Lower Valley, Wetland Care Australia has the answer.

Wetland Care Australia is using cane toad traps to remove toads from key areas around Yamba, Brooms Head, Angourie, Palmers Island and Micalo Island and are calling for residents from those areas to host a trap.

Featured recently on ABC program The New Inventors, the traps work by using a fluorescent light to attract insects, which draws the toads looking for food.

They are enticed onto the top of the trap, which employs a false bottom to make the toads fall through.

All Wetland Care Australia asks is that residents be prepared to count the number of toads and dispose of them humanely.

Anyone interested should contact Wetland Care Australia's Cane Toad Project Officer Heather Roper on 66816169.

The Cane Toad Round-up, now a fixture on the Valley's environmental calendar, will again attract many participants eager to rid Yamba of this vile animal.

An entertaining night for the family, the event will once again feature many prizes and a sausage sizzle for participants.

Collectors should meet at the Yamba Golf Club between 6:30pm and 7 pm, and should wear covered shoes and gloves, and bring a torch.

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