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March 16, 2010 2:48 PM

U.S. moves to protect red-legged frog of Mark Twain fame

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will designate 1.6 million acres in California as critical habitat for the endangered red-legged frog. The frog, featured by author Mark Twain in his famous story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," was listed as threatened under federal law in 1996.

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