Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gopher Frog Woes

A conservation group is suing the federal government on behalf of a frog that used to live in ponds throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama but now lives in just three places in De Soto National Forest and Jackson County.

The Mississippi gopher frog's population had dwindled to about 100 breeding adults, prompting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2001 to declare the animal endangered.

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