Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Big Bad Toad

Photos & Video
Tina Winterlik © 2012

Today I have a guest blogger, my 10 year old daughter, Angel is going to tell you about an experience we had last night.

'Ello everybody! Ok so yesterday, we were walking and my mom thought she forgot the keys ( i'll continue this deeper into the story ) and I told her " don't worry mom, you always think you lost it but it' right infront of you! "

I ran on onto the sidewalk to catch geckos ( which I love ) and I saw him. I  begged mom to touch him. And then he puffed up, but that is not a warning. They do that to wart off competitor toads. ( get it? wart off? ) Then I started to pick him up after his "Free massage. "

 He was fine with it! so we took him home but mum DID forget the keys inside. There was also a cricket outside and I put him infront of it incase he was hungry, but he didn't eat it. So as we were going to Magaritas and this guy said that it was posinous.

I started crying because 1# I REALLY liked him. 2#  he didn't put anything on me and he wasn't eritated. So we got the key and we came home just to find the room flooded with my tears. I had a bad sleep last night so I'm *yawn * a bit tired.

Now, you may think that he was all hard and I probbly got warts, but no. This cane toad ( that's what he was, but I didn't know it until late lastnight ) Was really REALLY REALLY Soft! Pretty eyes too.

 So just a little note from me (Tina-mom), I had forgot that Margarita said they have "leche" that is bad for you. If it gets in your eyes it's bad. I came home and we researched it and looked at lots of photos on google.

And we are pretty sure it's a cane toad. If you know different please let me know. 

Moral of the Story: Don't try this at home- Listen to your mom and don't touch or pick up things unless you really know their safe.  I guess that's why they say "Never kiss a frog/toad" LOL

Cane toads can kill dogs. So don't let your kid play with one and don't even mess with them.

And my lesson, don't give in so easy to my kid. ;(

Don't touch this toad! Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Don't touch this toad! Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012

Don't touch this toad! Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2012


Psychoactive toad

Psychoactive toad is a name used for toads from which psychoactive substances from the family of bufotoxins can be derived. The skin and poison of Bufo alvarius (Colorado River toad or Sonoran Desert toad) contain 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin. Other species contain only bufotenin. 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin both belong to the family of hallucinogenic tryptamines. Due to these substances the skin or poison of the toads may produce psychoactive effects when ingested. Read more here

Google Images of Venomous Toads

Is it possible to lick a frog and get high?

From Me- Mom-Tina
Wow! the other night I knew nothing about Cane Toads, now I know lots. Check out this 1988 video. Warning it's disturbing.