Environmentalists in Taiwan have been working to stem the spread of invasive cane toads, which are now all over the Chaotun township near the country’s central mountain range.
The highly toxic toads are indigenous to South and Central America and have previously wrought a destructive path across Australia and the Philippines.
A Chaotun local uploaded a photograph of one of the toads in her garden to the internet, sparking an immediate toad hunt.
So far 200 toads have been captured and housed at the Endemic Species Research institute and there have been no other reported sightings in Taiwan.
Cane toads are considered among the world’s ‘100 Invasive Alien Species’ according to the Invasive Species Specialist Group. (AFP)