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All Is Well That Ends Well

June 11, 2008

Dog Swallows Poison Toad and Lives to Bark Again


Image via wikipedia

Instead of eating the leftovers, rugby league player Jason Crews’
dog went a step further: it swallowed a cane toad whole. After 40
minutes in the dog’s stomach, the toad finally saw daylight again and
it miraculously hopped away unharmed.

Usually when under attack, cane frogs release deadly toxins, which
could easily kill large dogs. Crews phoned the animal hospital seconds
after understanding the problem and was instructed to bring the dog
immediately. Once there, doctors gave the dog some substances that made
it vomit. On the first attempt, nothing came out except for stomach
churned pie and pasties. However, the vets persisted and on the second
attempt, the toad was released.

To the vets’ amazement both animals survived. Usually, dogs and cats
aren’t that lucky when swallowing cane toads. Even more astonishing,
was the fact that the toad survived 40 minutes in dog’s stomach.

After the ordeal, the vets kept the toad in the hospital and named it Spew. At which point, we can’t help saying “Awww.”

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