I squash toads

I squash toads

Postby Comedian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:53 am

Riding home from work last night I got 8 toads.. that was a 50% strike rate. Am I alone in this activity? :lol: :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: I squash toads

Postby Chanboy » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:17 am

If / when I see one in Sydney, I'm sure I will do the same.
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Re: I squash toads

Postby The Womble » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:20 am

Mate, we're all Gods creatures.



Slaughter the Toads as you see fit Gods creature. They are an unholy abomination :twisted:
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Re: I squash toads

Postby Max » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:34 am

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck! Just as well you've got mudguards, that's all I'm saying! Where's the vomit smiley when you need it?

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Re: I squash toads

Postby Comedian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:36 am

Max wrote:Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck! Just as well you've got mudguards, that's all I'm saying! Where's the vomit smiley when you need it?

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I can assure you that SKS chromoplastics keep toad entrails off the frame :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Kermit doesn't like introduced species.

So am I alone in this? I couldn't believe my luck last night.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: I squash toads

Postby jet-ski » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:00 am

gross :P
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Re: I squash toads

Postby brentono » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:09 am

:twisted: That's where it starts... :mrgreen:
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Re: I squash toads

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:29 am

When I lived in Byron Bay, my house mate had a bull terrier that used to lick the cane toads and trip out.

"Howwwwllll....."

"Oh, Kaiser's stoned again."

I did find what I thought was a cane toad one night at Glenbrook, which is well outside their distribution. I didn't kill it because I wasn't sure if it was a Giant Burrowing Frog:

http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Helei ... traliacus/

I alerted the park rangers who keep an eye on the water bodies for cane toad spawn, which is unique because the spawn is in strings and the tadpoles swim in shoals.

If it was a cane toad, it was probably just a one off that travalled down with some tourists.

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Re: I squash toads

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:30 am

Those blighters will be breeding like crazy with all this water here....nothing that a tennis racket and a cricket bat won't take care of :wink:

Pity there's not much of an answer to the mozzie plague that is coming...stock up the Aeroguard!
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Re: I squash toads

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Don't do it on my bike......but a car and truck is a different matter! :twisted:
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Re: I squash toads

Postby Comedian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:08 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Don't do it on my bike......but a car and truck is a different matter! :twisted:


You should give it a go ... it's kinda fun. :)

I missed one with the front but got it with the back. Bump squelch :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: I squash toads

Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:45 pm

Toads are like snakes - a simple run over does not usually maim them.
You need to hit the front brake hard momentarily as you go over the toad to cause mortal damage...just watch out for internal fluids splatting you and the bike.

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Re: I squash toads

Postby Mustang » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:53 pm

Quinns Rocks Roadie wrote:Toads are like snakes - a simple run over does not usually maim them.
You need to hit the front brake hard momentarily as you go over the toad to cause mortal damage...just watch out for internal fluids splatting you and the bike.

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Ditto,
They would scarcely know you had ridden over them. At the Cunnings (Bunnings) check out today, they had toad spray in a can????
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I squash toads

Postby sogood » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:15 pm

Quinns Rocks Roadie wrote:Toads are like snakes - a simple run over does not usually maim them.

Weight weenies on toads!
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Re: I squash toads

Postby Comedian » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:27 pm

sogood wrote:
Quinns Rocks Roadie wrote:Toads are like snakes - a simple run over does not usually maim them.

Weight weenies on toads!


Yeah well.. they were popping for me. I can't imagine them living after a good POP. :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: I squash toads

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:35 pm

Reminds me of a scene from that doco Cane Toads.

Picture this orange Kombi heading up the highway in the shimmering heat haze directlly towards teh camera, as the guy starts telling about how they'd be all over the road ... and the Kombi suddenly starts swerving to the sound of audible pops as he describes the sound they made. :lol:

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Re: I squash toads

Postby Comedian » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:45 pm

trailgumby wrote:Reminds me of a scene from that doco Cane Toads.

Picture this yellow Kombi heading up the highway in the shimmering heat haze directlly towards teh camera, as the guy starts telling about how they'd be all over the road ... and the Kombi suddenly starts swerving to the sound of audible pops as he describes the sound they made. :lol:


That was me only with a Giant hybrid and a magicshine.

You know what they say too - "Once you POP you just can't stop" :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: I squash toads

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:49 pm

Go for it - just make sure you wear your full protection safety glasses :mrgreen:
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I squash toads

Postby Chrisso78 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:07 pm

Nice work, filthy things they are'
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Re: I squash toads

Postby the grid » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:33 pm

Ok this is not cycling but in the rain at Xmas we ran over a toad (on purpose) in my brothers jeep. It felt like we hit a brick! So we went around again to see the biggest (squashed) toad i have ever seen. :shock:
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Re: I squash toads

Postby lethoso » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:41 am

there's a whole bunch out on one of my routes home from work, I normally don't worry about them too much, but last night & tonight I remembered this thread and had a go. Hit about half a dozen last night - but I'm not sure if I definitively squashed many of them.

You need to hit the front brake hard momentarily as you go over the toad to cause mortal damage


Tonight I tried this - much bigger bump going over them. Just don't be a dumbarse like me and do this as you swerve at one to hit it, did (what felt like) a huge front wheel skid across the toad and almost ate crap. I got the bugger though - he ended up in my rear derailleur. Is toad blood a better or worse chain lube than WD40?

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Re: I squash toads

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:15 pm

:shock: :lol:
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Re: I squash toads

Postby CommuRider » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:10 pm

Toad blood: Harry Potter.

It makes a nice accessory ;-)
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Re: I squash toads

Postby marinmomma » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:52 pm

Not squashing them, but killing them off around the house by squirting them with a shot of Dettol...sends them hopping around like mad for a few moments then kicks in and knocks them off...we should have some evidence of the dettol's effectiveness in the morning :lol:
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Re: I squash toads

Postby duds2u » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:21 pm

My wife was "on safari" with the dettol gun mid last week. Somehow she shot herself in the eye with neat dettol. (I've got to get the sights checked)
We now know why toads curl up and die.

Itled to a trip to the doctor and eye drops 4 times a day for a week and it's still red. At least the eye is Ok and not pussy any more and the doctor reckons there won't be any permanent damage.
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