Skip to comments.Feds to set critical habitat for endangered frog
Posted on 06/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT by smokingfrog
NEW ORLEANS --
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating nearly 6,500 acres in Mississippi and Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered Mississippi gopher frog the only endangered or threatened frog in the Southeast. About 100 live in the wild, and nearly 900 in zoos.
The land includes about 1,540 acres in St. Tammany Parish, La., and in Mississippi, about 3,500 acres of federal land, 264 acres owned by the state and the rest private.
Edward Poitevent, whose family owns most of the Louisiana land, has been fighting the designation. He says he cannot comment until he reads the full notice to be published Tuesday in the Federal Register.
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Edward Poitevent is fighting plans by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expropriate this family-owned timberland along Louisiana 36 northeast of Lacombe.
The Mississippi gopher frog is stocky, is about three inches long, and ranges in color from black to brown or gray, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service. It is covered with dark spots and warts. And it needs protection, the service says.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
Yes, but how do they taste?
I thought all of Louisiana was overrun with decendants of the Frogs.
The last time I was in New Orleans I ordered a seafood platter. It came with frog legs. Mmmm.
The people of Mississippi and Louisiana need to round up all of these goofyass frogs, herd them up to Capitol Hill and then demand that all those goofyass buffoons on Capitol Hill leave the premises. It’s frog country now!
Incredible. I’m still looking for the words ‘Mississippi gopher frog’ in our Constitution or Declaration of Independence.
Can’t the feds just leave people alone?
What makes me think this has more to do with the BP spill than any frog?
” and then demand that all those goofyass buffoons on Capitol Hill leave the premises. Its frog country now! “
Well, 535 randomly selected frogs couldn’t do much worse...
The skeeters and yellow flies would really get out of control without frogs and other predators. I know that some of you city folks don't take it seriously, but when you live in the woods you get to see what's really going on.
The purpose of Agenda 21 is to zone all private property out of existence and herd all you inconvenient human beings into high-rise containment compounds where you will be easier to inventory and track until the time for the Final Solution arrives.
Then the big-government/big-corporate global elite get to build their dachas in the Walden paradise they deserve.
good one unk
Did you take that photo with an Olympus C2100UZ at F/8 for 1/60ths of a second on December 24th, 2007 at 12:59 PM?
I spent half my life trying to get out of town but the city limits are chasing me.
Take two frogs to a lab. Have one lay eggs, have the other, well, however it takes place, fertilize the eggs. Don’t monkey with the eggs, and later turn the pollywogs loose. Sheesh, even a prepubescent boy can figure that one out.
That's a hanging offense.
That was the first superzoom. The lens is a Canon, the optics are superb.
They need soil conditions suitable for burrows.
I see no reason to spend money or effort to protect a species that cannot adapt to the industrialized world. If it cannot survive on its own we do not need it.
Great; use a “cool” fire, hickory stick, with bark still on, and a shake or two of Zaterain’s....;-)
Just a little Canon point and shoot, but digital cameras these days are pretty amazing, even the cheap ones. I have four Canons with CHDK on them. I use it to capture RAW files, do some HDR photos, and to do some time-lapse photography.
Poitevent sounds like he’s not going to back down.
Edward Poitevent is of counsel in the New Orleans office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. His practice focuses on all phases of domestic and international energy/mineral law and natural resources law.
I’d reply with a photo of a pair of skinkheaded broads I met in the pub last week, but propriety forbids it.
Somebody has to.
Cute little bugger (the frog, not Mr Poitevent). Were I he (Mr Poitevent, not the frog) I would begin taking extended walks about my property carrying a frog skewer.
Because of course animals are more important than people.
Cameras really are getting better. I still like to play with the old ones but they are a lot of hassle.
These frogs may be beneficial, but does the FedGov really have to steal hundreds of acres of a private citizen’s land to protect them?
Agenda 21 continues...
I fully understand that some critters are necessary to the way things work in the boonies. However, half of the land they want to designate as critical habitat is already Federal or State owned. The frogs would likely survive many uses of the private land, including timbering operations, although it is likely a few would get killed. Not every one of those frogs would have missed out on being part of the food chain anyway. Let the Government decide what it will do with the land it already has in its possession, and let the rest on private land be strictly voluntary.