Coqui Frogs Threaten Farms

Windward farmers fear a noisy invasive frog could threaten their livelihoods if something isn’t done right away.

After conquering parts of the Big Island, the coqui frogs with their distinctive croak are targeting Oahu and are gaining ground in Waimanalo. The frogs were introduced to Hawaii by mistake in about 1988 from their native Puerto Rico, according to the University of Hawaii. The voracious quarter-sized frogs pose a threat to native insects and spiders and compete for food with native birds.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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