Skip to comments.Endangered tadpoles released into SoCal stream
Posted on 08/24/2010 5:48:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Idyllwild, Calif. (AP) -- Researchers have released dozens of tadpoles into a Riverside County stream in hopes of reviving a frog species endangered in the region.
San Diego Zoo officials say zoo researchers bred the 36 mountain yellow-legged frog tadpoles that were released Tuesday into a stream near the town of Idyllwild.
The mountain yellow-legged frog is on the federal Endangered Species List in Southern California and has recently been proposed for listing under the California Endangered Species Act.
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Funny story : A company I used to work, a public utility company, hired a guy who’s job it was to protect the environment at their pipeline location.
Hes a good guy. He rescues animals all the time, and his JOB is to roam the countryside. He has a plane, a couple trucks, and gets paid to go camping and take pictures of pristine wildlife.
Well one day, the company had scheduled some construction in an area of the pipeline up in the woods. The construction crew was hired, equipment moved onsite and plans drawn. But this guy, as his job, had to survey the area for animals and wildlife that would be affected by the project.
He found that the site had a large population of frogs. Hundreds of frogs. He shut down the construction site, while the workers had to sit idle. You can imagine the razzing he received as he, alone, walked around for hours collecting (literally) buckets full of frogs.
With the last bucket full, he brought all of the frogs to the water, and threw the buckets full of frogs into the water.
The water was so active, it appeared to be boiling. The fish in the river were MORE THAN APPRECIATIVE of his gesture, as they devoured his hours-long efforts of saving a collection of frogs.
The construction guys didn’t stop laughing for days. They sent us a card thanking us for the memory.
LOL.. Thanks for the imagery!
Tadpoles? Isn’t that like saying endagered eggs, or endangered cacoons?
Did the stream have a permit for releasing non native wildlife into it?
Wow. Dozens of tadpoles, and later in the story they say there were 36 tadpoles released into the stream. That's surely going to do the trick keeping those frogs from starving. Just think of it--DOZENS (3 dozen to be exact). Those researchers must be so proud of their accomplishment. Dozens, ROFLOL.
“The water was so active, it appeared to be boiling.”
At least you saved the Piranhas.
Little fish bites if you got good bait...
At least I now know what to use if I ever go fishing up there.
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