As Cane Toads continue to spread across Australia, dogs continue to lick the toad as a recreational drug.
WCNN - Reporter
November 5, 2014
Cane Toads were brought to Australia to help rid cane crops of insects, but it failed miserably and the toads did nothing to save crops. Now, the toads have spread like a plague across Australia and citizens are outraged. Toads are poisonous to most animals, or anything that eats them, and as the pet deaths raise, the compassion of the natives drops as toad bodies pile up in vast amounts, but a new more troubling menace is on the rise - recreational drug abuse among family pets such as dogs.
Dogs have learned to only get a tiny bit of the poisonous substance toads use to defend themselves with causing an hallucinogenic effect on the pet. Dogs have been reported staring at ceiling fans for hours, eating food then spitting it back out just to eat it again, and running into fences with their faces time and time again.
Dog lovers and dog owners are highly concerned that their pets may be addicted to Cane Toad juice.
"We like to call it 'Toading Up'" said veterinarian Megan Pickering. "The dogs just lick a bit until they get 'juiced' and it's lights out."
WCNN recently visited Australia to see the effects first hand, and it was astonishing just how high these dogs were getting. We're talking balls-to-the-wall leprechauns and unicorns trippin here.
Here is a video of our visit to Australia: