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Old 04-18-2010, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Moving frogspawn can spread diseases

Moving frogspawn can spread diseases
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People are being asked not to take frogspawn from their own garden ponds and dump it into streams and ponds to prevent the spread of a fungal disease called chytrid fungus in frogs.

Park wardens at The Leasowes park in Halesowen have spotted several cases of people throwing frogspawn into pools at the beauty spot.

Warden Helen Edwards said: “The disease is threatening an already declining frog population nationally so we are asking well-meaning people to think twice before moving their frog spawn to prevent the spread of the disease. Although there may be lots of individual frogs at the moment laying spawn, you will not be over run with frogs...
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