Cane toads are coming!

Look out: The much-loathed cane toad is on the march toward Coffs Coast ... and in numbers.
Look out: The much-loathed cane toad is on the march toward Coffs Coast ... and in numbers.

IT has been revealed Coffs Coast faces a heightened threat of cane toad invasion.

After 75 years of eradication, the Federal Government has finally admitted it’s losing the battle against the feral pests.

The latest report has found that even $10 million in funding over the past two decades has not stopped the toads marching on.

For many years isolated cane toads have turned up locally, with the most recent sightings in the Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden and Nambucca last month.

Scientists have found a large-scale march right through NSW is looming.

Tony Peacock of the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre says there appears to be no technology capable of wiping out the fast-breeding pests.

For now, the southern extreme for cane toad colonies stands at Yamba with the town staging an annual cane toad round-up.

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