A competition to deplete the invasive, warty amphibian has attracted plenty of contestants – who take it deadly seriously

The sun has set south-west of Brisbane and Linda Kimber marches off into a paddock dragging a shopping trolley lined with plastic behind her and shining a head-torch in front.

Metres to her left, Jo Davies walks a parallel trajectory into the gathering gloom, also carrying a customised carrier – hers a large dog-biscuit bag slung on rope with a downpipe offcut protruding from its sealed top.

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