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U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Endangered species conflicts loom in Texas

Near a glade of blackened pines, a Ph.D. student at Texas State University used microchip technology to search for an endangered Houston toad. Her device beeped as she held it over a carpet of pine needles, and after a bit of digging, a live toad emerged, half-buried in dirt.