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Help keep coqui frogs off Oahu


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2012

~~<p>Beloved in Puerto Rico, the coin-sized coqui frog's loud chirps have become so widespread on Hawaii island that eradication in some areas has been abandoned. But the critters' presence might be growing on Oahu, and serious efforts to eliminate them are needed to prevent devastation of tourism and property values.</p>
<p>The quarter-sized frogs arrived in Hawaii in the late 1980s, apparently by ship, and by 2002 had spread throughout Hawaii island and begun arriving in the other islands.</p>
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Beloved in Puerto Rico, the coin-sized coqui frog's loud chirps have become so widespread on Hawaii island that eradication in some areas has been abandoned. But the critters' presence might be growing on Oahu, and serious efforts to eliminate them are needed to prevent devastation of tourism and property values.

The quarter-sized frogs arrived in Hawaii in the late 1980s, apparently by ship, and by 2002 had spread throughout Hawaii island and begun arriving in the other islands. Login for more...



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