A big wet season in the Kimberley has buoyed cane toads with authorities fearing the heavy rain has helped speed up the invasive species’ march west across the bio-diverse region.
- Cane toads have invaded more than half of the Kimberley region and are expected to reach Broome in the next few years
- Captured cane toads are being turned into sausages to deter wildlife from being poisoned
- The strategy appears to be working as quolls in sausage-drop zones now avoid eating the toads
But away from front line, on a Kununurra property, a smaller battle has been waged by a dozen volunteers taking part in the annual cane toad muster.
In just a single night, in a matter of hours, around 500 toads are caught, either by net or hand, before being…