RODEO, NEW MEXICO – Residents of Rodeo, New Mexico have an unfortunate incident they all share in common – their cats and dogs are missing. At first, they suspected a mountain lion as the reason for the disappearance of their pets. But the real reason that was revealed yesterday, has scientists scratching their heads in disbelief.
The culprit – a giant Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo Alvarius). This 57 pound toad is responsible for the loss of at least 15 pets in their town. The Sonoran Desert Toad is the largest native toad to North America, but does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds and a length of 7.5 inches.
Scientists are trying to figure out what made this toad so big! /