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Petting Zoo: Toadzilla

Petting Zoo: Toadzilla

They're calling it 'Toadzilla.'

Check out this monster-sized 'cane toad,' recently discovered in Australia's Conway National Park.

Weighing-in at nearly six-pounds, wildlife officials believe it could be the largest toad on record.

Native to South and Central America, cane toads were first introduced to Australia in 1935... as a biological control against cane beetles.

However they became an invasive -- and noxious -- species that local rangers say has had a devastating impact on native wildlife.