Tampa, Florida -- The people at BluePearl Veterinary Partners have issued a warning about giant Bufo toads that tend come out more after the rain.
Bufo toads, which are also known as cane toads, release a toxicity that cause seizures or even death in animals that come into contact with them. Usually, a curious dog will lick or pick up a toad with their mouth at which point the toad secretes a poison.
More info on Bufo Toads
According to the Florida Wildlife Commission these toads can also cause irritation or burn the eyes of human beings who handle them.
The toads are described as gray, brownish gray, olive brown, red brown
or yellowish and can vary in size from four to 9.25 inches in length, but young Bufo Toads are smaller and darker.
They usually come out more after heavy or continuous rain.
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