Precarious frog population hangs in there

ONE TOUGH CUSTOMER—The red-legged frog is fighting for survival in local riparian habitats. Courtesy of NPS

More than two dozen adult California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) were discovered this month in four Santa Monica Mountain locations where they are believed to have survived following the Woolsey fire.

The threatened frogs were reintroduced to the streams by National Park Service biologists in 2014.

The 28 frogs were discovered following a series of night surveys that have ta...

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