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Australian Rangers Find ‘Monster’ Cane Toad Weighing 2.7 kg

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A giant cane toad, whose weight is similar to some newborn humans, was found in Australia’s Northern Queensland. Dubbed “Toadzilla” by the Australian Rangers who saw it in the Conway National Park, the rough-skinned amphibian is said to be the biggest of her species ever seen.

On Friday, Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science said that the toad, which is believed to be a female, weighs around 2.7 kg and is 1,289 feet (393 meters) in size.

They believe that it can be deemed a new world record, thinking that cane toads typically grow to around 15 cm (5.9in) in size. The Guinness World Record for the most enormous toad in history is 2.65 kg, found in 1991.

Ranger Kylee Gray, who first slipped upon the creature, detailed her first encounter, saying that her vehicle was destroyed immediately when faced by the cane toad.

“I reached down and grabbed the cane toad and couldn’t believe how big and heavy it was,” Gray said.

“We dubbed it Toadzilla and quickly put it into a container so we could remove it from the wild,” she said.

The ranger told Australia’s ABC report that the toad examined “almost like a football with legs”. She added that the specimen grew massively because it may have provided a diet of insects, reptiles, and little mammals.

“A cane toad that size will eat anything it can fit into its mouth,” she said.

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