National Park Service: “Don’t lick toads”


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – If you happen to see a toad, keep your tongue in your mouth.

That’s the main message the National Park Service stressed in a Facebook post last month.

While most people probably don’t want to lick a toad, park officials decided to make this announcement, perhaps as a precaution.

They say Sonoran Desert Toads have glands that secrete a strong toxin that could lead to serious health threats, including death.

Using the poison from the toads as a hallucinogenic drug is illegal in the U.S. according to a recent report from the New York times.

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