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Mike_Lowery
June 13th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Caught these bums in my fish pond tonight. You should've heard how mad the female toad got when I interrupted her man from hittin' it from the back. She growled like that lion with the bunny ears in the Cadbury Cream Egg commercials.

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Adri
June 13th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Eeep! Whereabouts is your fish pond? So I can stay far far away from there.

DiverDown808
June 14th, 2008, 02:09 AM
Are you Filipino ??

If so, remind me not to come to your house for dinner any time soon !

:p

acousticlady
June 14th, 2008, 04:23 AM
That so reminds me of the time when we were little bits of a thing, my cousin and I got the brilliant idea of selling toads to tourists. We gathered up a bunch and put them in a bucket and then made up a sign. We never could understand why we didn't sell any :eek:.

Pua'i Mana'o
June 14th, 2008, 06:09 AM
My cat kills these suckas and fails to inform us. We invariably find out by the smell…

Kalei99
June 14th, 2008, 06:14 AM
Ewwwww. We had a fish pond in our yard & I hate the toads. My brothers taught us to catch 'em, tie a rope to their legs & a rock on the other end and hang them on the telephone wire. They would also stick firecrackers in their mouths on New Years & explode them. *yuck* Us girls were in charge of catching them - we'd go on toad hunts. :D No wonder I turned out so tomboy!

Jim75
June 14th, 2008, 06:50 AM
They're fat little buggahs. Looks like one of em's saying "We gotta build an addition on this place"!:D

timkona
June 14th, 2008, 07:17 AM
"Honey, hot up the skillet. I got us some frog legs"

cezanne
June 14th, 2008, 07:56 AM
Mmmm nothing like coffee, banana bread, and a bucket of toads to start off the morning.:)

Mike_Lowery
June 14th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Are you Filipino ??

If so, remind me not to come to your house for dinner any time soon !

:p

right, 'cause Filipinos eat toads
dumb ass

leashlaws
June 14th, 2008, 09:16 AM
That is scary! I look at them and think of the possible fatality to my dogs
as the bufo are pretty much fatal if dogs come in contact with them. I can't imagine trying to flush their mouth with a hose and rushing them to the
vet......:( We have a water feature and oddly enough (knock on wood) they
are not attracted to it. There was one in the yard the other night but we sprayed it with water and it ran away. I see them smashed all over the
roads in the neighborhood and they're so ugly dead or alive.

Pomai
June 14th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Mmmm nothing like coffee, banana bread, and a bucket of toads to start off the morning.:)lol

On a more serious note, keep in mind these Bufo cane toads can be lethal to your pet dog (http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Jan/12/il/il12a.html).

Several years ago we almost lost one of our dogs to one when she bit on the back of a toad in the yard. Luckily our dog barks aggresively at toads (it hates them), so I knew what was going on at that moment. As soon as I heard her bark, I ran over to get her, at which time her mouth was foaming profusely, and she was breathing heavily. I immediately ran her to the shower and rinsed and rinsed her mouth to get the toxin out, holding her upside down so the run-off went down the drain and not down her esophagus. If I weren't there to basically save her life, we would have found her dead just minutes later. Whew.

If you ever found a/your pet dog dead in the yard and you don't know why, chances are you can "thank" a cane toad.

leashlaws
June 14th, 2008, 10:21 AM
What a scary incident! Glad you were able to rinse the mouth and save her.
That to me is one of the most frightening things that could ever happen.:eek:
I am glad you were able to keep her alive. Not only are they ugly but they're
dangerous, I hate to say I'm happy when I see a dead one.....

Walkoff Balk
June 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
You get the "eeewww" reaction when you kick one of them when walking outside at night. But, toads eat centipedes. So, having toads are better than centipedes crawling into the house.

leashlaws
June 14th, 2008, 12:31 PM
You get the "eeewww" reaction when you kick one of them when walking outside at night. But, toads eat centipedes. So, having toads are better than centipedes crawling into the house.

So do chickens and we've a neighborhood full of them seems like they
multiply everyday and get louder and louder.

Sharilyn
June 14th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Ick. Do they eat dog food? When I was a kid, we had lots of 'em in our yard. I'd always find a big fat one lying in the dog dish. Bleccchhh.

kani-lehua
June 14th, 2008, 04:49 PM
ick, ick, ick!

we used to go down to the canal near my grandmother's home in kaneohe as kids and smash all the tadpoles. why? i dunno. cousins would catch the toadies and tie em up and drag them behind their bikes. why? i dunno.

Ron Whitfield
June 14th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Years ago in Ka'a'awa, I stepped out the back door and saw the yard FULL of these bigass toads. Creepy! They made a mess of our fish ponds. And then by morning they were all gone back from whence they came.
Stay there!

turtlegirl
June 14th, 2008, 06:58 PM
If there's ten toads, and each toad has ten toes, how many toad toes in total!?!

turtlegirl
June 14th, 2008, 07:01 PM
ick, ick, ick!

we used to go down to the canal near my grandmother's home in kaneohe as kids and smash all the tadpoles. why? i dunno. cousins would catch the toadies and tie em up and drag them behind their bikes. why? i dunno.

ICK!!! Where were your parents!!?? If I caught my kids doing that - whack whacks!!

cezanne
June 15th, 2008, 09:20 AM
The k(Id) in me is saying put a "FREE AVOCADOS!" sign on the bucket.

Adri
June 15th, 2008, 10:06 AM
The k(Id) in me is saying put a "FREE AVOCADOS!" sign on the bucket.

Pure weeeevil!

kani-lehua
June 15th, 2008, 03:24 PM
ICK!!! Where were your parents!!?? If I caught my kids doing that - whack whacks!!

we'd spend summers in kane'ohe at grandma's. i just don't know why we did such a thing?! oh, but turtlegirl, i don't feel guilty the least bit. i know you don't kill any living thing, but i just don't like creepy crawlies. actually, i know i couldn't kill them buggers now because i wouldn't get near them.

buzz1941
June 15th, 2008, 06:58 PM
I have to shoot 'em with a pellet gun to get rid of them. Yuck.

alohatim
June 15th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Wow! Such animosity towards the poor things. I am glad we don't feel that way about people we find unattractive. They are all over my yard. I don't mind them because I know they are eating lots of bugs. They startle me sometimes when I pick up debris in my yard or when I find one in the bottom of my boots or my crocs, but I get over it. I feel bad when I squish one with my truck or get one with the lawnmower. I would rather have them alive than dead. When they are dead they smell and attract flies and ants.

cynsaligia
June 16th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Are you Filipino ??

If so, remind me not to come to your house for dinner any time soon !

:p


right, 'cause Filipinos eat toads
dumb ass

yeah--we especially like our toads decorated with lemon chiffon lettering.

*cocks brow at mike & laughs*

Mike_Lowery
June 16th, 2008, 08:54 AM
yeah--we especially like our toads decorated with lemon chiffon lettering.

*cocks brow at mike & laughs*
you're a genius AND witty
will you be my HT girlfriend?



:D

kani-lehua
June 16th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Wow! Such animosity towards the poor things. I am glad we don't feel that way about people we find unattractive. They are all over my yard. I don't mind them because I know they are eating lots of bugs. They startle me sometimes when I pick up debris in my yard or when I find one in the bottom of my boots or my crocs, but I get over it. I feel bad when I squish one with my truck or get one with the lawnmower. I would rather have them alive than dead. When they are dead they smell and attract flies and ants.


you're talking about the toads right, tim? not the unattractive people?!

:p

Kaukura
June 16th, 2008, 06:55 PM
this thread kind of grossed me out. Not a big frog fan. I was hoping it would dissapear to the next page. lol. Anyway, if you can't beat em, join em.. :D

Here is a BIZARRE video of Weird Food expert Andrew Zimmerman who visited a sushi place in Tokyo and had FROG SUSHI.

I don't think I could stomach that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC0xogihXIY

alohatim
June 18th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Hee hee. yup! I feel really bad when I run over the unattractive people when I lawnmower the grass!

cynsaligia
June 19th, 2008, 12:31 AM
you're a genius AND witty




:D

my powers of observation admire your powers of obfuscation!

between my flirtations w/u & scriv, plus having eric at home, i must be the luckiest woman on HT! yay, me!

DiverDown808
June 19th, 2008, 03:27 PM
yeah--we especially like our toads decorated with lemon chiffon lettering.

*cocks brow at mike & laughs*

I finally broke down and caught a few and made some Toad Leg Adobo, and ho brah, broke da mout. You have to boil them in water for about an hour to get rid of the toxins, but it's woth the wait. I cant wait for the next HT get-together so I can bring my new dish :)

:p

cynsaligia
June 19th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I finally broke down and caught a few and made some Toad Leg Adobo, and ho brah, broke da mout. You have to boil them in water for about an hour to get rid of the toxins, but it's woth the wait. I cant wait for the next HT get-together so I can bring my new dish :)

:p

mmm, i'm sure it will rank right up there with my dish--kilawen nga tanga. mike, you wanna bring your paltugen ti bastos? i'm sure it will be a hit!

wow, what an absolute tool!

Mike_Lowery
June 19th, 2008, 10:30 PM
mmm, i'm sure it will rank right up there with my dish--kilawen nga tanga. mike, you wanna bring your paltugen ti bastos? i'm sure it will be a hit!

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I'm puking at the idiot

CranBeree
June 20th, 2008, 06:24 AM
ok..i suppose i will step in... since he's my other half and all...

seriously that whole comment was intended to be a joke. sorry it didn't fly over so well, but then sometimes not all do. being as im filipino, my husband had to endure all the stuff that i wouldn't even eat as we've sat down to dinner when my mom, aunt & grandmother visit or bring stuff back from the philippines. so fried intestines, dinuguan, some other stuff that i forget what (and because i've seen how they kill the things and then cook it- well it makes me lose my appetite ;P) but he sits there and tries everything, even after i give him the eyeball and shake my head, only to tell me later what was that again? the running joke between us is that they should have filipinos on Fear Factor since they eat almost anything, goat bile, pig snouts, ears, etc, chicken feet etc. ( i know this doesn't only apply to filipinos, but its my culture and the one i relate with)
i have told him that his post did not go over well and well there was his response. :P it really wasn't meant to insult/offend.

DiverDown808
June 20th, 2008, 02:02 PM
My posts aren't offending anyone, are they ? Everybody knows I'm Filipino and have an odd sense of humor, right ? Right ?

And honey, it's my turn to cook dinner tonight, and guess waht we're having ?? mmmm mmmm mmmmm. But when you get home, watch out for the toads in the front yard pushing themselves around in wheelchairs :p

Love,

The Iron Toad Chef

Peshkwe
June 20th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Wait....isn't toad a British dish? They have that whole "Toad in a Hole" thing going on don't they?

Sharilyn
June 20th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Wait....isn't toad a British dish? They have that whole "Toad in a Hole" thing going on don't they?

I've eaten 'Toad in a Hole' in a pub somewhere on Oahu... I think it was called 'Elephant and Castle'... or something like that. It was just sausage in pudding.

cynsaligia
June 20th, 2008, 11:34 PM
ok..i suppose i will step in... since he's my other half and all...

seriously that whole comment was intended to be a joke. sorry it didn't fly over so well, but then sometimes not all do. being as im filipino, my husband had to endure all the stuff that i wouldn't even eat as we've sat down to dinner when my mom, aunt & grandmother visit or bring stuff back from the philippines. so fried intestines, dinuguan, some other stuff that i forget what (and because i've seen how they kill the things and then cook it- well it makes me lose my appetite ;P) but he sits there and tries everything, even after i give him the eyeball and shake my head, only to tell me later what was that again? the running joke between us is that they should have filipinos on Fear Factor since they eat almost anything, goat bile, pig snouts, ears, etc, chicken feet etc. ( i know this doesn't only apply to filipinos, but its my culture and the one i relate with)
i have told him that his post did not go over well and well there was his response. :P it really wasn't meant to insult/offend.

cran, it was very sweet of you to attempt an apology on his behalf.

dd--did you not appreciate cran's attempt to assuage any irritations, and instead, desire to exacerbate things?

umph. maybe you'll prefer to discuss that amongst yourselves. don't wanna unleash a bucket of toads with that one.


My posts aren't offending anyone, are they ? Everybody knows I'm Filipino and have an odd sense of humor, right ? Right ?

And honey, it's my turn to cook dinner tonight, and guess waht we're having ?? mmmm mmmm mmmmm. But when you get home, watch out for the toads in the front yard pushing themselves around in wheelchairs :p

Love,

The Iron Toad Chef





mike, check your PM.

cezanne
June 21st, 2008, 05:54 AM
Ai soos! I tink somebody go hit one sensitib nerb! :D

DiverDown808
June 21st, 2008, 04:26 PM
mmm, i'm sure it will rank right up there with my dish--kilawen nga tanga. mike, you wanna bring your paltugen ti bastos? i'm sure it will be a hit!

wow, what an absolute tool!


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I'm puking at the idiot

You two better watch your step, or I'll be forced to type in all capital letters to you. And if you keep it up, I have no problem using an exclamation point *tried to insert a rolls eyes smiley here*

DiverDown808
June 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM
But yes, Toad In Hole is an English dish of sausages in Yorkshire pudding. They got the name because the dish resembles a toad looking out a hole.

Sherilyn, let me know if you remembered if it was any good. It sounds like some kind of pot pie, but hey, I'll try it :)

DD

Sharilyn
June 21st, 2008, 06:21 PM
But yes, Toad In Hole is an English dish of sausages in Yorkshire pudding. They got the name because the dish resembles a toad looking out a hole.

Sherilyn, let me know if you remembered if it was any good. It sounds like some kind of pot pie, but hey, I'll try it :)

DD

Sorry, it was almost 30 years ago... can't remember! I think is was just OK. I don't remember raving over it... but then my palate wasn't as refined as it is now :rolleyes:. It was interesting to try something different, tho. I should make it a point to do that every once in awhile.

cynsaligia
June 21st, 2008, 06:44 PM
You two better watch your step, or I'll be forced to type in all capital letters to you. And if you keep it up, I have no problem using an exclamation point *tried to insert a rolls eyes smiley here*


your threats are about effectual as your lackluster humor.

cyleet99
June 22nd, 2008, 12:14 AM
Ate at a place years ago that served Toad in the Hole; they also served Bubble and Squeak...Wonder if that was from the toads???:eek:

Peshkwe
June 22nd, 2008, 05:26 AM
Ate at a place years ago that served Toad in the Hole; they also served Bubble and Squeak...Wonder if that was from the toads???:eek:



If they served haggis too..........

ya

just

never

know....

DiverDown808
June 22nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
Now THIS would be cool.......

Get a bunch of HT people to go out and sample these exotic foods and then post the reviews on the board. We'd need a cool name and T-Shirts, but I'd definitely love to do that.

Toad In A Hole

Haggis

What else.............

DD

Jim75
June 22nd, 2008, 12:07 PM
Both of my Grandmothers were Norwegian, so every now and then my Mom would cook lutefisk. I never tried it because the smell will curl your hair.:eek:

Walkoff Balk
June 22nd, 2008, 12:15 PM
Which toad when you lick it gives you a real high?

Peshkwe
June 22nd, 2008, 01:00 PM
Which toad when you lick it gives you a real high?


That'd be the bufo toad.

Mike_Lowery
July 8th, 2008, 10:36 PM
OK, I feel so bad tonight.

It's pouring cats and dogs on Kauai, so toads are leaving a nearby reservoir and hittin' the streets. They decided to party in my garage, bringin' the ruckus--much to my dog's chagrin. I figured that if I keep bringing the toads back to the reservoir, their population will increase, threatening the life of my dog and every dog on this block.

So I gathered them with a scoop net and imprisoned them in an empty sheet rock bucket, and covered it with a milk crate so that they couldn't get out. Then I picked about 10 lemons from a tree, halved them, and squeezed the juice all over the toads. The more juice I squeezed, the quieter the bucket got. and now, 30 minutes later, all I hear is the sound of rain. :(

Likeke
July 9th, 2008, 04:47 AM
Oh my.. I would like trippin' out.. :D

turtlegirl
July 9th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Well, you earn some points for protecting the well-being of doggies. And for not using chemicals or frogicides.

cezanne
July 9th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Then I picked about 10 lemons from a tree, halved them, and squeezed the juice all over the toads. The more juice I squeezed, the quieter the bucket got. and now, 30 minutes later, all I hear is the sound of rain. :(

Add onions and tomato... toad ceviche.:eek:

cyleet99
December 2nd, 2008, 10:10 AM
**bump**

Well, it looks like Hawai`i was originally the recipient of Puerto Rican cane toads; and Hawai`i was the source of this (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081202/sc_nm/us_australia_toad_1) environmental horror. And we think we got it bad.

I was quite surprised to read this; looks like the sugar cane growers were pretty desperate to get some help. It worked in Puerto Rico, so the wealth was shared around the Pacific Rim from Hawai`i (see this (http://www.genetics.org/cgi/reprint/110/1/107.pdf).) Unfortunately, their intended use in Australia failed. Looks like that didn't stop the toads from enjoying their new home. And prospering.:eek:

Go here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Toad#Introductions) and scroll down to Introductions...there is a chart of Australia and the growing attack of the toads. Wow!

The Wikipedia article includes some neat uses for cane toads. :D (those Australians...always so inventive.)

And, as usual, the SPCA steps in (http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1342444.htm), with the all-or-nothing mentality. So no smacking those toads, or cockaroaches, or any creatures...might lead to a life of VIOLENCE!

Please.

cyleet99
March 29th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Yay for Australia (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090329/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_toad_day_out)! Nothin' like a proactive populus and a sunny day to strike fear in the hearts of the cane toad world.