The Cane Toad is a very large, terrestrial toad native to the extreme southern United States and Central and South America. The largest toad on record was 15 inches long and weighed almost 6 pounds! Once commonly exported outside their native countries as a means of pest control in sugarcane fields (hence the name “Cane Toad,” these toads have become invasive species in many locales. They have toxic glands that can be deadly to predators and curious pets, and must be handled cautiously. Their incredible appetites, long life spans, and easy breeding make them popular pets.