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  •  It seems odd to me that the native frogs in the (4+ / 0-)

    western states have so much trouble dealing with the introduction of bullfrogs there. I realize that they haven't evolved alongside bullfrogs but I'm sure they have many other predators and would think that they would have developed survival tactics that would aid them in dealing with the bullfrogs as well. And many of the species out there are related to or at least very similar to native species here that do just fine alongside the big guys. I can walk along about any lake or pond or river bank around here and the cricket frogs, spring peepers, green frogs, and southern leopard frogs that jump into the water ahead of me will all outnumber the bullfrogs.  The  only two species that I see less often are the wood and chorus frogs. And the tree frogs here are thriving, although they don't hang out near the ponds, lakes or rivers. Just seems strange that those species out west are having so much trouble. I wonder if there isn't something else having a negative impact on them at the same time. Inquiring minds want to know......

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    by burnt out on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 08:59:50 PM PDT

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