Golf game croaks as cane toads knee-deep on green

Harry Bruce cartoon of Frazer Pearce mobbed by cane toads on golf course.
Harry Bruce cartoon of Frazer Pearce mobbed by cane toads on golf course. Harry Bruce

MORNING Bulletin editor Frazer Pearce missed a birdie shot on Sunday morning because some unwelcome guests put him off his swing.

Between 6am and 7am on Sunday, Mr Pearce was eyeing up the fifth hole at the Capricorn Country Golf Club.

But he was unable to make the shot because thousands of baby cane toads had mobbed the green and decided to have a golf-bugging soiree.

Mr Pearce said the sight, from a distance, looked like an untidy mess of leaves blanketing the green.


Not one to miss an opportunity, Mr Pearce quickly whipped out his iPhone and recorded the army of toads bouncing around his feet on the fifth green.

Capricorn Country Golf Club course administrator Mike Vidler said it was hatching season for cane toads. A small waterhole, about 50m to 100m of the fifth green, was a popular location for adult cane toads to lay their eggs.

A storm that doused the region about a month ago was also to blame for the unwanted guests.

Female cane toads can lay up to 30,000 eggs in one season.

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