Delinquent Frogs

Delinquent%20Frog.JPG%20copy.jpgWhile I attended meetings in Bozeman the last couple of days, my office frogs didn't handle their freedom too well. Apparently the effects of global climate change, pollution, and the rampaging deadly chytrid fungus have driven my once peaceful frogs to chain smoke, drink, and shop for half-ton trucks.

Although the mega-fauna is truly amazing, Yellowstone is no place for a frog-aficionado like myself. The cool, dry climate does not provide for a good environment for frogs; indeed, the park is home to only four species of amphibians: boreal toad, chorus frog, spotted frog, and tiger salamander. It's not easy being green in Yellowstone!