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Killer Frogs In San Francisco Golden Gate Park  
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

On the news tonight they were talking about some killer frogs in San Fransisco's Golden Gate Park. The frogs are called African Clawed Frogs and were found in the lilly pond there at Golden Gate Park. They (Fox 26 News Fresno) also said that these frogs have eaten everything in the pond! They are thinking that someone took the frogs from a lab and put them into the pond to "save them" from anything that would happen in the lab. The City of San Francisco is trying to figure out a way to get rid of these frogs without having to deal with Animal Rights Activists. They thought of 3 things and number 3 seems to be the way they will go.

1) Put in African alligators that eat these African Clawed Frogs.
- Problem: "We do not want African alligators around in San Francisco if things went bad."

2) Let people come to the pond and take them in as pets.
- Problem: "People might end up putting them in other ponds and make the problem worse!"

3) Drain the pond and sift the mud to get all the frogs to the top and kill them.
- Problem: "Animal Rights Activists will hate this one. Oh well, it will need to be done"

***All the quotes were from a man from San Francisco who is working on the problem and was on Fox 26 News in Fresno, CA.

http://cbs5.com/pets/local_story_071231806.html


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User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

So JGPH1A is in San Francisco now...wow this truck must have been driving on a high speed from Mexico to San Francisco.... Wink Big grin

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Didn't know the French had it in them  Wow!
 duck 



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

How soon before the new aquarium opens in Golden Gate Park? Capture the frogs and put them on display there.  idea   idea   idea  Problem solved.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I live right next to this park. This is the first I've heard of this and I doubt any of the above three quotes have been given any serious thought other than draining the lake.
I can't stand these eco-terrorist that introduce a non-native species to a new habitat.
Find these bastards and throw them in the lake!



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I can't stand these eco-terrorist that introduce a non-native species to a new habitat.

I am with you on this one. If the frogs needed to be there they would have been there from the beginning. It is just like people putting their boa constricters in the everglades and are giving a problem to the crocodiles there. (At least was 2 years ago)

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
Find these bastards and throw them in the lake!

Need me to make a quick trip over there to help you out?  Wink

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I live right next to this park. This is the first I've heard of this and I doubt any of the above three quotes have been given any serious thought other than draining the lake.

Well it was on the news tonight. It has been going on for a few years I guess but now there are no more fish in this pond. And the quotes are from a guy that was on the news being interviewed.


Drain the pond and exterminate the frogs. If you want to fight for them to live...move to Africa where there are plenty.



Kyle



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

QXatFAT:
The guy being interviewed was being sarcastic. He knows darn well that the city isn't going to bring in alligators, nor allow people to come and collect them.
Draining a lake is an extreme measure that has to be taken and many people need to understand why it's being done when they take a jog around the lake.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 5):
It is just like people putting their boa constricters in the everglades and are giving a problem to the crocodiles there. (At least was 2 years ago)

It's a bigger problem today than it was two years ago.



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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2182 times:

Kill the frogs. Unless someone wants to put up the cash to fly them back to Africa.


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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2179 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
3) Drain the pond and sift the mud to get all the frogs to the top and kill them.

Sounds like a winner to me.  Wink


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2170 times:

A friend of mine works on the Galapagos Islands. She can tell you stories about species not native to the islands endangering the survival of the local, native flora and fauna!


The fenced-in area is protected from goats, the rest is not.



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User currently offlineMaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 5):
It is just like people putting their boa constricters in the everglades and are giving a problem to the crocodiles there. (At least was 2 years ago)

It's pythons vs. alligators... But you're close... And the pythons are getting worse....

Drain the pond and kill all the damn frogs...

It's a bigger problem here in Florida than some other places because of the climate. Hawaiian snails in South Florida; giant Monitor Lizards in Cape Coral... Plus all sorts of non-native plants that in many ways are worse than the animals....



The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Quoting MaidensGator (Reply 10):
It's pythons vs. alligators... But you're close... And the pythons are getting worse....

Yeah I didnt remember the right animals haha. Oh well I guess. So how is that turning out though? Anything being done to try to weed the pythons out of there?

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 7):
Kill the frogs. Unless someone wants to put up the cash to fly them back to Africa.

Yeah not me. Kill them and call it good. It is not like they are indangered or anything like that.



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2109 times:



get the police to arrest them...  shhh 



Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

I saw this story on a Bay Area news channel a couple of nights ago. They are eating everything in the pond and turning on each other now.

I didn't hear any solution regarding African alligators  Wink, but someone noted that it would be quite expensive and time consuming to "drain the swamp," as it were.....

They actually interviewed a "African frog expert" from Steinhart Aquarium who brought up a good point....nothing in Golden Gate Park is truly native. It was all sand dunes in a past life! So what would we actually be "saving" here?

Ribbit,
John


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