Thursday, November 20, 2014

Death to Bullfrogs

We spotted this Great Blue Heron eating a Bullfrog while birding at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem yesterday.  Bullfrogs are tagged as an invasive species. Here is a quote from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Impact: Devour native turtles and frogs, adversely affecting native populations; transmit disease to native species; aggressively compete for food and habitat; out produce reproductively, overwhelming native populations.”

So, --- I applaud Mr. Great Blue Heron for his volunteer efforts to remove invasive species from our waterways.

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