They are voracious eaters that feed mainly
on insects, but will include a wide range of foods in
their diets - eating just about anything that will fit
inside their mouths.
The pictured toad could frequently be seen at night
stationed near a bowl of cat food, waiting to catch
the insects the food would attract. In an attempt to
discourage the toad from it's antics (the cats did
not appreciate it's presence) the cat food was
repeatedly moved to various locations,
even up and down a large staircase.
Within one to two nights, the toad would always
locate the bowl of food and resume it's activities.
The large toad was quite adept at climbing and
Sugarcane toads have large glands behind their
eyes that can secrete a very powerful toxin.
Handling of these toads is strongly discouraged.
Other names for the sugarcane toad are
giant toad, crapaud, and kwappo.