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Old 04-23-2010, 10:35 PM
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Default Are toads edible?

I see toads listed as eligible to take under the fishing code, but are they even edible? A couple of sources say they have glands that can secrete poison on their skin, and another says not to eat toads. If the skin is removed are the legs edible?

This is the species in my area: http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs...alophilus.html
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If they were, I'm sure they'd be on the menu in some ethnic restaurants and the survivalists would have recipes posted all over the net

But hey, try one and report back to us ...
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The main question that comes to mind for me is....Why would you want to eat one?, I mean all that work for even two or three bites that may cause you to have severe hallucinations?... hmmm wait a minute
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I would be very careful eating anything you aren't sure of.In other words,just eat chicken.
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Yes, according to the French, you can. One leg over the right ear and one leg over the left ear.....Sorry I just could not resist.
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Whats wrong with being a toad-licker
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You don't eat them, you lick them.

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my wife has tasted frogs before and states they taste like chicken. i'll stick to mcdonalds, burger king, in and out burger, taco bell, (you get the picture).
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Really, seriously, do you care? If they are edible are you actually going to eat one?
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I have eaten frog legs at a chinese restaurant. They did taste like chicken.
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I've eaten frog legs before and they were good, but toads sound like they might fall under a different category. I'm not sure why DFG lists them as takeable unless they are either edible or people collect them as pets. In a survival situation, would the meat be edible?
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Really, seriously, do you care? If they are edible are you actually going to eat one?
Sure, I like to try exotic meats. The 5 or so domestic animals get boring quickly.
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Sure, I like to try exotic meats. The 5 or so domestic animals get boring quickly.
In that case I suggest ditching the toads for the way tasty rattle snake; no I am not kidding, they're really good tasting.
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I heard that roasted toad goes great with coyote jerky...
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I think PCH has some competition.
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I heard that roasted toad goes great with coyote jerky...
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Most toads have toxic glands on their backs @ shoulders. If you didn't eat those you'd probably be fine. I'm pretty sure many a dog has died from eating one of these guys - also I believe it contains a neurotoxin.

At the least it would make you very sick.
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Heck yes you can eat them. We gig for frogs/toads right here in the Salinas river. We sometimes use a treble hook and a fishing pole if we don’t feel like getting wet.

A couple of use will load up the quads, an ice chest of beer, a bright flashlight and we are set. Catch them, cut off the back legs, toss them in the ice chest and use the rest for bait.

I love the little suckers. Its like eating a hot wing, not a whole lot of meat but they are worth it. The meat tastes a little sweeter than chicken. We fry up a plate or two when we BBQ and they are the first things gone.

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I think PCH has a jerky recipe for toads.
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I do like frog legs....never had toad. +1 on rattlesnake being tasty...
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Send it to pch, he'll eat anythng.
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I have a friend who is always grilling, and frying frog legs. Loves turtle soup too.
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go find the biggest toad you can and eat it. wait a few days and then post your experience.
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i like frog legs and they do taste like chicken but toads you might start seeing things after eating one. my neighbors dog ate one and it messed him up pretty bad....
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Frog legs are pretty good. They do taste like chicken. Now, toads are different thing. Some toads are poisonous. Be careful with toads. I wouldn't even touch them.
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Bull frogs are good eating .They have black strips on their legs and some get big.When you skin them it looks like chicken legs.We have a dirt canal that runs threw our place it is loaded with them.

I would not eat a toad but have watched many hawks eat them when I cut hay.Once the hay is cut they have no cover and it's easy pickings for the hawks I feel sorry for them sometimes.
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I would give it a whirl.
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^ I read this topic when it had two post, I was gonna say, Forward it to PCH he might try! lol
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There is nothing I wont try once.
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^^^^ if it cant kill you it will only make you stronger right hehehe.....



ps then again i cant say that a toad cant kill you
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you might catch the herps..... just going off the name if there was a girl named caliherps I probably wouldn't kiss her.
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Maybe you should email survivorman or bear whatever his name is.
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This article says its OK. Gata take out the poison sacs tho and all that nasty stuff.

http://www.newsgd.com/enjoylife/livi...0404200031.htm
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