Invasion of the Toxic Toads: Nature’s Most Successful Failure

From PBS Terra.

They prefer suburban living, they’ll eat anything in sight (including each other), and…they’re taking over the world?

This Earth Month, say hello to the Cane Toad: the epitome of failing upward. Wishfully introduced as a solution to a problem, cane toads have become the problem themselves. They’ve established themselves as an extremely successful invasive species… by doing nothing? Join the Fascinating Fails team as we look into how Cane Toads keep taking over ecosystems and what an ‘invasive species’ means in the era of climate change. Plus, find out ways YOU can help fight the climate crisis—it’s as simple as taking a picture!

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:

Subscribe to PBS Terra so you never miss an episode!

And keep up with PBS Terra on: