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Title Cane toads : an unnatural history / written and directed by Mark Lewis ; Film Australia
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 47 min.)
Summary Cane toads exposes one of the most bizarre biological blunders of all time. In 1935, in a strategic operation designed to save the nation's sugar cane crop from destruction by the greyback beetle, the Queensland Government imported a sackload of Bufo Marinus, the cane toad, from Hawaii. What the team of scientists failed to realise was that the beetle could fly while the cane toad couldn't! The mission was a failure. The cane toad adapted beautifully to its new environment, spread everywhere, ate everything and soon became a pest of plague proportions. Today bufo marinus is a common suburban sight. Cane toads is a humorous film which takes a close look at the different ways people have responded to living down among the toads. Pests or pet, Queensland, if not Australia, is being overrun by these fat, slimy, ugly beasts
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987; released in 1988
Credits Camera, Jim Frazier, Wayne Taylor ; editor, Lindsay Frazer ; music, Martin Armiger
Notes Online resource; title from title frames (Kanopy, viewed January 19, 2021)
Subject Bufo marinus -- Australia
Pest introduction -- Environmental aspects -- Australia
Nonindigenous pests -- Australia
Sugarcane -- Diseases and pests -- Biological control -- Environmental aspects -- Australia
Ecology -- Australia
Bufo marinus.
Nonindigenous pests.
Pest introduction -- Environmental aspects.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Environmental films.
Internet videos.
Documentary films.
Environmental films.
Internet videos.
Films environnementaux.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Frazier, Jim, 1940-
Film Australia (Organization)