Date: 21-Aug-2005 21:47
Author: Deene W. Lindsey Email
Subject: (NWR) UK Independent "France Invaded by Frogs"
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From today's "The Independent" (London):
French countryside hit by a massive invasion of frogs
By John Lichfield in Paris
Published: 21 August 2005
A campaign in France to exterminate frogs may sound like the beginning of a civil war, but these are no ordinary frogs.
Hunters...have been mobilised for the most intensive effort so far to terminate a plague of giant Californian bullfrogs which is threatening to disrupt the ecology of the Gironde, Dordogne and several other départements.
[Here's the best part:] Had they been a delicacy for humans, the American interlopers might have been tolerated. Unfortunately for them, they are inedible (even their enormous legs).