Dog-sized 'Toadzilla' discovered

Monster ToadA 'monster' cane toad the size of a small dog has been captured.

An environmental 'caged' the toxic beast which is blamed for killing countless animals since being introduced to Australia in the 1930s.

The volunteer-run organization, Frogwatch, picked up the 40-centimeter-long (15-inch-long) cane toad during a raid on a pond outside the northern city of Darwin late Monday.

With a body the size of a football and weighing nearly 1 kilogram (2 pounds), the 'monster toad' is among the largest specimens ever captured in Australia, according to Frogwatch coordinator Graeme Sawyer.

'It's huge, to put it mildly,' he said. 'The biggest toads are usually females but this one was a rampant male ... I would hate to meet his big sister.'

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