Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)

Director
Mark Lewis

Main cast
Tip Byrne; Glen Ingram; H.W. Kerr

Genres
Documentary

Description
The cane toad was imported from Hawaii in 1935 to save Queensland's sugar crop from the grey-back beetle. It failed because the beetle could fly and the cane toad couldn't. But the cane toad stayed to become a pest of plague proportions and part of local culture and popular mythology. This offbeat and entertaining documentary presents not just the biological information, but also the surprising range of people's attitudes to these grotesque creatures, including keeping them as pets.


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