Friday, November 18, 2011

No One Told the Frogs

Turns out that the frogs weren't as extinct as originally thought.

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."

The frog is native to the Hula Valley, a swamp drained in the 1950s to stop malaria.

1 comment:

ProudHillbilly said...

Saw that and it made me smile.