CATCH THOSE CRITTERS: Toadbusting will continue every Tuesday night for the next month, at sites around the region.
CATCH THOSE CRITTERS: Toadbusting will continue every Tuesday night for the next month, at sites around the region. Christopher Chan

It's war on pests as residents mark toadbusting season

GLADSTONE residents marked the start of an incredible 12th season of "toadbusting" on Tuesday night.

Conservation Volunteers Central Queensland manager Caitlin Davies met locals keen to bag a cane toad at the Duck Ponds on Glenlyon Rd on Tuesday.

The four-month campaign to beat the introduced pests has captured 70,000 toads over the past 11 years.

Caitlin said the program, supported by Gladstone Regional Council, was an annual success story.

"The goal is to get people involved in a family friendly, fun activity!" she said.

"It is icky and gross, but I've never seen families have such a great time!"

Toadbusting will continue every Tuesday night for the next month, at sites around the region.

Next week, it kicks off at 6.45pm at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.



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