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    Giant Frogs Invade Vancouver Island

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    Vancouver Island is being taken over by big, green frogs with voracious appetites.

    Vancouver Island is being taken over by big, green frogs with voracious appetites.

    A recent photo of a man showing the 2 foot-long American bullfrog he fished out of an isolated pond there over the weekend has many concerned.

    The species is considered invasive, as they tend to eat up more than their fair share, causing shortages among the other residents of their watery environment.

    They can also be aggressive towards smaller, younger frogs.

    Populations of them have been known to exist in the southern and eastern reaches of the island, and now it appears as if they’ve made their way westward.

    Now that they’ve arrived, there’s a chance that they’ll starve out the area’s native dwellers – or just eat them outright.

    Said one bullfrog catcher of the breed, “They’re eating salamanders and garter snakes and hatchling turtles … songbirds that come down to the water’s edge to drink, baby ducks, waterfowl … everything that will fit in their mouth.”

    In their natural habitat, the American South, the bullfrogs have plenty of predators to keep their populations in check.

    That is unfortunately not the case in their new Canadian homes.