A shout-out for the tip to our buds at Boing-Boing, who also bring us this interesting news item:
David Theiss, 21, of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested for keeping a
pet toad with the intent of licking it to get high. The skin and venom
glands of Colorado River toads produce powerful hallucinogens called tryptamines. Theiss was released on bond, but the toad remains in police custody. From KBMC.com:
Most pet stores don’t sell the Colorado River toad because the venom can sicken humans and kill household animals.
"People used to do it all the time, but it got faded out awhile, but
came back as a fad. Not a smart one," animal expert Danny Snyder told
KMBC’s Dion Lim. "The toxins in it can kill a lot of stuff."