1Who was the first person to follow a friend’s suggestion that they lick a toad to try and catch the eternal buzz? Didn’t they know they should, “Say no to toads?” It has long been bantered about that a species of toad, one, Bufo Alvarius, can cause great hallucinations to a person so inclined to have oral with it’s bumpy, oozing glands. Supposedly, the Bufo’s glands contain the psychoactive ingredient Bufoteinne, a/k/a 5-meO-DMT, a substance known by chemists to be intoxicating with psychedelic effect.
2One night, at a rave, when she realized she’d lost her Ecstasy pills, a Colorado teen, Sammy Blythe, age 17, decided to seek out a random toad and lick and suck the oozing glands upon its back. Much to her dismay. She and a friend dipped down toward a nearby river and corralled the largest specimen of toad they could locate. It was there and then that Sammy Blythe grabbed up the monster and began to lick and suck that toad like no tomorrow. The friend managed to snap a photograph of the occurrence there riverside. Ouch. A sensible alternative to purchasing more “E,” right?
3Not so much. Although she bragged at the party that she’d made-out with a perhaps unwilling amphibian, Blythe, 17, also told friends that she felt no effects either good, or to the opposite. Her friends mocked her and called her an idiot. Blythe eventually called it a night and retired to her home to have a sleep.
4The next morning Sammy awoke with an abnormally swollen tongue which also had a rough and foul-tasting consistency to it. She looked at her tongue in the mirror and began to heave into the toilet uncontrollably. Her mother rushed her to St. Francis Medical Center’s ER department. It came out then when Blythe confessed to Dr.’s and her mother about exactly what she’d done the night before.
5” . . . It was difficult to keep a straight face as this young woman proceeded to tell me her story. She definitely chose the wrong toad,” said ER staff member Dr. Gary Rubin. The doctor confirmed that he’s seen numerous cases of teens appearing at the hospital undergoing side-effects of licking River Toads.
6Licking the ‘wrong toad’ can cause, on somewhat of a delay, a 3-week-long condition much alike ‘Black Hairy Tongue,’ which is a really gross ordeal to have and to go through. Blythe was discharged with a prescription for a round of antibiotics, and stout advice to, “Just say NO to toads.” The hospital staff is still trying to regain their composure.