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Santa Cruz County may ban bullfrogs
santa cruz sentinel ^ | 12/13/2011 | Jason Hoppin

Posted on 12/13/2011 5:20:57 PM PST by sasquatch

County supervisors may take the unprecedented step of banning the local importation, sale or posession of bullfrogs, part of effort to save other amphibians. Bullfrogs are native to the eastern U.S. but have infested local waters such as Antonelli Pond and Loch Lomond, preying on smaller species such as the endangered California Red-Legged Frog. They can also spread disease to native species, and are difficult to eradicate.

Based on a recommendation from the county's Fish and Game Advisory Commission, the board voted on Tuesday to consider enacting a ban in February, but also to urge the state to finally enact its own ban.

Seen by some cultures as a food source, American bullfrogs are now found in 15 different countries.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: pold; smart
Loch Lomond is the principal Santa Cruz water supply. It used to be stocked with trout and was good fishing for bass. The county supervisors should ban themselves to protect the world.
1 posted on 12/13/2011 5:21:02 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: mad_as_he$$; Carry_Okie

aaaggggg


2 posted on 12/13/2011 5:22:33 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: sasquatch

Profiling frogs, damn. Bunch of racist.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 5:23:17 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: sasquatch

Eat moar frog legz


4 posted on 12/13/2011 5:24:46 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: sasquatch

Why not just leave a copy of the endangered species act out there in the swamp with the part about not eating the California Red-Legged Frog highlighted. I’m sure the bull frogs will comply.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 5:25:36 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: org.whodat

From Wiki:
The non-profit organization Land Trust of Santa Cruz County (LTSCC) acquired Antonelli Pond
During the past several years, conditions at Antonelli Pond have deteriorated. Invasive plant species have outcompeted many of the native plants and the number of bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species has declined. The trails have erosion problems mainly caused by unauthorized vehicle usage. Other damage is caused by trash such as beer bottles. Also, many of the benches, stairs, and fishing platforms have been vandalized.

Some invasive species have caused severe impacts to the natural community surrounding Antonelli Pond. The most damaging species at this site are Conium maculatum (poison hemlock), Rubus discolor (Himalayan blackberry), Hedera helix (English ivy), and Delairea odorata (cape ivy).


6 posted on 12/13/2011 5:27:22 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: sasquatch

Just tell the hippies they’re hallucinogenic when dried and smoked.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 5:29:29 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

I believe they lick them.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 5:30:24 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: RobinOfKingston

Okay, you bullfrogs. Come out with your fins up.

Someone should alert PETA about this discrimination.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 5:31:09 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: sasquatch

It sounds to me like the frog has already left the barn.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 5:31:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: sasquatch

When bullfrogs are banned...


11 posted on 12/13/2011 5:32:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Yes, stick up a whole bunch of signs written in frog asking for their papers.


12 posted on 12/13/2011 5:32:25 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: sasquatch

Jeremiah was a bullfrog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him a-drink his wine


13 posted on 12/13/2011 5:34:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sasquatch
Where's King Canute when you need him?
14 posted on 12/13/2011 5:35:42 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Democrats are and always have been the Party of the Extremely Rich, the Party of Slavery.)
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To: sasquatch
Absolutely hilarious.

Tragic at the same time.

15 posted on 12/13/2011 5:37:53 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Democrats are and always have been the Party of the Extremely Rich, the Party of Slavery.)
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To: sasquatch

Mmmmm... frog legs.


16 posted on 12/13/2011 5:39:29 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: sasquatch

I dispute that they are “difficult to eradicate”.

Rednecks have been known to make them real scarce when hungry.

So much you just gotta lay off ‘em a while to keep your frog population healthy.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 5:57:05 PM PST by One Name
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To: sasquatch

What about the jumping frogs in Calavaras County?


18 posted on 12/13/2011 6:49:10 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: sasquatch

I remember one of The Simpson where Bart leaves a frog behind in Australia.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 6:51:20 PM PST by CORedneck
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