Australia uses cat food in fight against cane toads

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Forget cricket bats, golf clubs or carbon dioxide, Australia has found a new weapon in its war on the cane toad: cat food.

University of Sydney researchers found that cat food left next to ponds in the Northern Territory attracted meat ants, which then attacked baby cane toads emerging from the water. The results were published in the British Ecological ­Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology.

The Guardian

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