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'Extinct' frog hops back into northern Israel
boston.com ^ | November 18, 2011 | AP

Posted on 11/18/2011 9:06:49 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

A frog species believed to be extinct has hopped back into sight in northern Israel.

Omri Gal of Israel's Nature and Parks Authority said Thursday the Hula Painted Frog was seen for the first time in 50 years this week. He said it was declared extinct.

Gal said, "It's an amazing find, now we have a second chance to preserve the species."

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TOPICS: Israel
KEYWORDS: extinction; hulapaintedfrog

1 posted on 11/18/2011 9:06:50 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Huh? Hula painted frog where? I have one they can have. Would you like a male or female or a cross dresser?


2 posted on 11/18/2011 9:12:04 AM PST by Jukeman
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Unfortunately the frog was actually a cleverly disguised suicide bomber that exploded shortly after the discovery...dashing the hopes of the Biologists.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 9:17:17 AM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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4 posted on 11/18/2011 9:21:32 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Watch the Islamists chase it down and kill it as a crime against Islam or something.

They’ve cut down orchards of rare and valuable trees simply because Israelis planted them, and destroyed good buildings because they were “polluted by Jews”, so I wouldn’t be surprised.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 9:24:04 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

6 posted on 11/18/2011 9:25:26 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Jukeman

The Hula Frog in its native dress.........

7 posted on 11/18/2011 9:26:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: I still care

“Hula Painted Frog seen for first time in 50 years. Muslims are outraged.”


8 posted on 11/18/2011 9:26:44 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The frog is native to the Hula Valley, a swamp drained in the 1950s to stop malaria.

Aquatic ecologist Dana Milstein says the frog was rare even before, and little is known about it. In the 1940s, a specimen ate a second frog, leading to speculation the species is cannibalistic.

She credited rehydration of the area for the frog sighting and said more are likely in the reserve.



I wonder if they will be "amazed" when they have a second chance at contracting malaria?

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9 posted on 11/18/2011 9:30:48 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

French hula dancers in Israel are not extinct?


10 posted on 11/18/2011 9:31:12 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Gal said, "It's an amazing find, now we have a second chance to preserve the species."

Ugghh..I'm a pro-frog guy, don't get me wrong. But why would we (humanity) want the second chance to preserve this or any other species? I don't have the numbers handy, but I believe all existing organisms on earth represent about 5% of organisms that have ever existed. Over 1,000 new species were discovered in New Guinea over the course of a decade.

11 posted on 11/18/2011 9:43:43 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What about evolution?


12 posted on 11/18/2011 9:52:09 AM PST by the_daug
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To: TLI

“In the 1940s, a specimen ate a second frog, leading to speculation the species is cannibalistic.”

Speculation? Jeez, what kinda proof does the researcher need?

“Hey, weren’t there two frogs in there just a minute ago?”

“Uh...yeah...looks like a foot hangin’ out of that one’s mouth.”

“Gee, ya think maybe they eat each other?”

Morons.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 10:02:10 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How long can a frog stay buried and survive? What about frog eggs? Could this be an adaptation of a frog for this environment?


14 posted on 11/18/2011 10:15:18 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Berlin_Freeper

they mysteriously appear wherever a permit for oil or gas drilling has been filed...


15 posted on 11/18/2011 10:22:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Frog Legs anyone?


16 posted on 11/18/2011 10:34:44 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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17 posted on 11/18/2011 11:01:30 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This reminds me of what I’ve heard about a bird (na’hake (sp?)) that’s native to New Zealand. Every time it avoids human notice for 30 years of so, it’s declared extinct. Then about ten years later, a hunter’s dog will bound into camp with one in its jaws.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 11:09:43 AM PST by ClubCaved
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To: null and void

It’s not easy being green...
or edible, come to think of it!


19 posted on 11/18/2011 11:12:10 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: ClubCaved

Alot of people think the Tasmanian Tiger is still around.

In that part of the world, there are still regions that are very, very remote, almost totally unpopulated, and rarely visited.
So it’s possible, I guess.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 11:30:01 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: Red Badger

Kind of hard to recognize her with her dress on but yeah I recognize the wart on her left boob.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 1:13:40 PM PST by Jukeman
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