Wanted dead or alive

SYDNEY - Australian children could earn pocket money by catching the cane toads that are wiping out wallabies, dingoes and other cute indigenous animals, a member of parliament said yesterday.

SYDNEY - Australian children could earn pocket money by catching the cane toads that are wiping out wallabies, dingoes and other cute indigenous animals, a member of parliament said yesterday.

"Everyone seems all for it," Shane Knuth said.

Cane toads were introduced to the east coast state of Queensland from Hawaii in 1935 to gobble up the cane beetles savaging the sugar cane crops. They have since become a hated invader.- Sapa-DPA

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