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Burdekin Toad Weighs in at Over Half a Kilo

Caption: Kalen Clement and Rhianna Nascone with the heaviest toad at the Burdekin’s Toad Day Out at the weekend.

The Burdekin is known for its big cane, but now it will be known for its big cane toads.

The biggest toad collected at the weekend’s Toad Day Out weighed in at 605g, 155g bigger than Townsville’s heaviest toad.

Burdekin Shire Council Environment and Health Manager Tracy Jensen said flooding in the region had impacted on the event and this year’s numbers were down as a result.

“However, we are looking to next year when we are looking to hold the event in conjunction with Earth Hour,” she said.

“What we are hoping is that people will take part in Earth Hour by turning off their lights and head outside to collect toads for an hour.”

The prize for collecting the heaviest toad was awarded to Kalen Clement and Rhianna Nascone, while Sophie Storck took out the award for most toads collected.

Kalen and Rhianna received a board game for their effort and nominated their schools, St Colmans and Home Hill State Primary School, to receive a cash prize of $50 each.

The Burdekin’s Toad Day Out has held at Ayr’s Anzac Park on Sunday and was supported by the Toyworld Ayr and Sucrogen.

Media contact: Tracy Jensen 07 4783 9873 or 0410 589 152

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